Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Round-Up: October 16

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 septimum decimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Virtute duce (English: With virtue as my guide).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnia sapientibus facilia (English: All things are easy for the wise)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Corruptissima respublica, plurimae leges (English: The most corrupt state, the most laws). 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: Deliberandum est saepe, statuendum est semel (English: Think about something often; make your decision once).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Midas auriculas asini (English: Midas has the ears of a donkey; from Adagia 1.3.67 - for the story of Midas and his proverbial donkey ears, see Wikipedia).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Vita Quasi Ventus: Quid prodest homini, si vivat saecula centum? / Cum moritur, vitam transisse putat quasi ventum.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ciconia et Uxor Eius, an amazing little fable about domestic violence (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Oak and The Reed, a famous fable in praise of flexibility.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aquila et Testudo, the story of a turtle with Felix-Baumgartner-like ambitions.

Aquila et Testudo