Thursday, August 1, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 1

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm super-busy trying to get my classes together for the Fall semester, but I'll try to keep the Bestiaria on the regular pace this month - fingers crossed.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Kalendae Augustae, the Kalends of August.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Meliora spero sequorque (English: I hope for and pursue better things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Stet fortuna domus (English: May this house be fortunate).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Parce gaudebis, nam post tua gaudia flebis (English: You will rejoice sparingly, for after your joys you will weep).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Mane semina sementem tuam et vespere ne cesset manus tua (Ecc. 11:6). 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 Conybeare: Nil recrastines: Delay not thie matters, but spede the while the time serveth, when the sunne shineth make haye.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vivo Ut Moriar. Click here for a full-sized view; the poem has a vocabulary list and an English translation, too.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sol et Ventus, a story about being warm-hearted (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Puer et Paedagogus, the story of a very UN-helpful teacher.

Puer et Paedagogus

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: εὖρον αὐτὸν ἐν μέσῳ τῶν διδασκάλων. Invenerunt illum in medio doctorum. They found him in the midst of the doctors.

Myth and Folklore Books. I'm accumulating some book recommendations for the classes I teach and wanted to share them here. Today's book is Stories from Virgil by Alfred Church; you can see the table of contents here. This is a free Amazon Kindle eBook, and you don't need a Kindle to read it - you can read Kindle books on any computer or mobile device, or you can use the Amazon Cloud Reader in your browser.