Thursday, August 15, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 15

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 (Roman Calendar): ante diem duodevicesimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Caelestia sequor (English: I follow celestial things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Deus fabricator omnium (English: God is the maker of all things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non scholae sed vitae discimus (English: We learn, not for school, but for life). 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: Satis est beatus, qui potest, cum vult, mori (English: A man is lucky enough if he can die when he wants).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Annosa vulpes haud capitur laqueo (English: The old fox is not caught in the snare; from Adagia 1.10.17).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Pompeius Magnus, Cato Maior, Fabius Maximus. 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 Porcellus et Testamentum, a funny little story about a pig and his inheritance (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Fures et Coquus , the story of a cook and two thieving boys.

Adolescentes et Coquus

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: ἀράτω τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ καθ᾽ ἡμέραν. Tollat crucem suam quotidie. Let him take up his cross daily.

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 Livy 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.