Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Round-Up: November 14

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm almost making good progress on my latest project - you can see the growing collection of Latin-vocabulary-via-proverbs at the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

HODIE: ante diem duodevicesimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ad maiora veniamus (English: Let us go toward greater things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Monstrant astra viam (English: The stars show the way).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Casus dementis correctio fit sapientis (English: The downfall of the witless person becomes a lesson for the wise man).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nolite thesaurizare vobis thesauros in terra, ubi fures effodiunt et furantur (Matt. 6:19). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Non omnes qui habent citharam, sunt citharoedi: Al that have harpes be no harpers. Outwarde signes manie times deceive men. All that have the gospell hanging at theyr gyrdels, be no gospelers. For againe al that dispraise the leude fascions of the Papistes, be not forthwith Heretiques. Wee ought not to iudge accordinge to the outwarde apperaunce of thinges.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Vita Quae Praeteriit: Nec quae praeteriit rursum revocabitur unda, / Nec quae praeteriit vita redire potest.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tubicen Captus, a story about war and the people who make it (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Dog in The Manger, a famous story about a hungry cow and a spiteful dog.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rusticus de Arbore Delapsus, a funny story about just what it means to fall down out of a tree.

De Arbore Descendens