Thursday, November 7, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 7

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 septimum Idus Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Iusti germinabunt (English: The just will put forth shoots).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is In varietate voluptas (English: There is a pleasure in variety)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non mare transisset, pavidus si nauta fuisset (English: The sailor would not have crossed the sea, if he had been afraid). 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: Improbe Neptunum accusat, qui iterum naufragium facit (English: It's dishonest to blame Neptune for the second shipwreck).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus portans mysteria (English: The donkey carrying the icons; from Adagia 2.2.4, which you can read about in this Aesop's fable).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pulex et Abbas, a wonderful story about a tricky little flea (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Muli et Latrones, a fable in praise of the simple life.

Muli Duo

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: Αἲξ Σκυρία. Capra Scyria. A she-goat of Skyros.

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 Legends and Romances of Brittany by Spence Lewis; 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.