Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 27

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 sextum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Fide laboro (English: In faith I labor).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omne initium difficile (English: Every beginning is difficult)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Auream mediocritatem diligo (English: I cherish the golden mean). 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: Necessitas ab homine, quae vult, impetrat (English: What necessity wants from you, she takes).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Bubo canit lusciniae (English: The owl is singing to the nightingale ... when of course it should be the other way around - from Adagia 4.4.12).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Omnia Tempus Habent. 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 Ranae et Puer, a story about perspective (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Presbiter, a wonderful story about the wolf who was learning to read.

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: ἐκάλεσεν αὐτὸν κύριος ἐκ τοῦ βάτου. Dominus vocavit eum de medio rubi. God called unto him out of the midst of the bush.

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 Tales from the Hindu Dramatists by Rama Nath Dutt; 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.