Friday, November 16, 2012

Round-Up: November 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 sextum decimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Incepta persequor (English: I pursue what I have begun).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Inscitia mater arrogantiae (English: Ignorance is the mother of arrogance)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ditior Croeso (English: Richer than Croesus). 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: Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The day after is the student of the day before).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Homo homini lupus (English: Man is a wolf to man; from Adagia 1.1.70).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Damna Dierum: Damna fleo rerum, sed plus fleo damna dierum; / Quisque potest rebus succurrere, nemo diebus.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, a medieval fable about the wisdom of Saint Peter (this fable has a vocabulary list).

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Eagle and The Crow, a story about an overly ambitious crow.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mures, Feles, et Tintinnabulum, the famous fable of belling the cat.

mures et feles