Sunday, October 6, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 6

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): pridie Nonas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Nulli inimicus ero (English: I will be an enemy to no one).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Noctem dies sequitur (English: Day follows night).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nil cito delebis, nisi iam meliora videbis (English: You should delete nothing in haste, unless you see better things already).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Non est homo qui non peccet (II Chron. 6:36). 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 Taverner: Nota res mala optima: An evill thinge knowen is best. It is good keping of a shrew that a man knoweth. For whan one is ones accustomed to a shrew or any other incommoditie, what so ever it be, it is no griefe.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Gallus et Ancillae, a story about unintended consequences.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Luna et Mater, the story of the moon who wanted a new dress (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Luna et Mater

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: Ἀετὸς μυίας οὐ θηρεύει. Aquila non venatur muscas. An eagle doesn't hunt flies.

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 The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang; 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.