Monday, November 26, 2012

Round-Up: November 26

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 sextum Kalendas Decembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Nemo solus sapit (English: No one is wise by himself).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nil inultum remanebit (English: Nothing will remain unavenged).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ut pater incedit, sic gressus filius edit (English: As the father walks, so are the steps his son will make).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnia de terra facta sunt et in terram pariter revertentur (Ecc. 3:20). 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: Sera in fundo parsimonia: It is to late sparinge at the botome. This sentence of Seneca is worthy to be written uppon the boxes of all those houses, of al countinge houses, upon al kaskettes, al vessels of wine or such like thinges. It monisheth us to spare betimes, and not to follow the common sorte of prodigal yongkers, which whan theyr landes and goods be ones fallen into theyr hands, think there is no botome of theyr fathers bagges and cofers, nor no boundes of theyr landes.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Nulla Puella: Nescio tam multis quid scribas, Fauste, puellis: / Hoc scio, quod scribit nulla puella tibi.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fox and the Lion, a fable on the theme of overcoming fear by means of familiarity.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes Duo et Os, the story of two dogs fighting over a bone (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus, the sad story of the lion in love.

Leo Amatorius