Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 24

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you have not downloaded a free PDF copy of Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop's Fables in Latin, it's available (my project from summer of 2010); this is the source for the Latin fable below.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Kalendas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Omnia vincit labor (English: Hard work overcomes all things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia revelat (English: Time reveals all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscoere potum (English: Drain the whole cup, if you want to know the drink).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Medice, cura te ipsum (Luke 4:23). 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: Jugulare mortuos: To kill dead menne. A proverbe applied to them which doe speake or write to the rebuke of menne that are deade, or as Erasmus doeth thinke it more apte, it may be sayed by them that impugne a boke, which is of all menne condemned, or reasoneth agaynst sentence of all menne reiected, or disprayseth a thinge which is of all menne abhorred.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vultus Tuus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Anguis et Milvus, a story of karmic payback (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, another snake story, this time about a snake who wants to give Zeus a gift.

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἀεὶ κολοιὸς παρὰ κολοιὸν ἱζάνει. Monedulae semper monedula assidet. One jackdaw always sits next to another.

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 Nala and Damayanti by Henry Hart Milman; 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.