Thursday, November 29, 2012

Round-Up: November 29

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 tertium Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Tuebor (English: I will keep watch).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Non sibi solum (English: Not for oneself alone)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Victrix fortunae sapientia (English: Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune). 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: Res quanto est maior, tanto est insidiosior (English: The bigger the business, the bigger the trap).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canes timidi vehementius latrant (English: Dogs that are scared bark more loudly; from Adagia 3.7.100).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Amor Amarus: Nil amor est aliud nisi tristis et aegra voluptas; / Nil nisi dulce malum, nil nisi triste bonum.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Golden Eggs, the story of the famous, and unfortunate, goose.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Apes et Iuppiter, a story about how the bee got its sting.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Res Sacras Portans , the wonderful story of a self-important ass (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Asinus Sacra Portans