Sunday, September 9, 2012

Round-Up: September 9

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

HODIE: ante diem quintum Idus Septembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Thetis Consoling Achilles; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perseveranti dabitur (English: To the one who perseveres, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnia possibilia credenti (English: All things are possible for one who believes)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Asinus asellum culpat (English: The donkey finds fault with the jackass). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Animo imperato, ne tibi animus imperet (English: Keep your feelings under control, so that your feelings do not control you).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aquilam noctuae comparas (English: You're comparing an eagle to an owl; from Adagia 1.9.18).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Iudicium Populi: Iudicium populi numquam contempseris unus, / Ne nulli placeas, dum vis contemnere multos.

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AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Two Wallets, the story of our virtues and our vices.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Graculus et Avarus, a wonderful fable about a greedy human and a thieving bird (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus Res Sacras Portans, the story of a self-important donkey.

Asinus Sacra Portans