Thursday, July 24, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 24

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

I have another special announcement for the Bestiaria today: my friend Justin Schwamm (who I am sure is known to many of you already) and his colleagues at the Tres Columnae project will be offering an "Introduction to Latin" course through the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum. Here's Jason's description of the class: "For learners of all ages who do NOT know Latin (or think they’ve forgotten everything). This isn’t your grandmother’s Latin class! Instead of learning vocabulary and grammar in isolation, then hoping to put it all together on a day that may never come, participants are immersed in the lives and adventures of three very different families who live in the small, beautiful, and ultimately doomed city of Herculaneum in the mid-1st century A.D. By following and creating their adventures as part of the Tres Columnae Project you will develop deep knowledge, skill, and understanding of the Latin language, Roman culture, and Roman history, plus you’ll learn Latin grammar and vocabulary in a meaningful, enjoyable class." You can find out more at Justin's Tres Columnae blog.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Augustas.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Verba rebus proba (English: Test words with deeds).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Mortui non mordent (English: The dead do not bite).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est piger agnellus, qui non gestat sibi vellus (English: The little lamb who doesn't want to carrry his own wool is lazy).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Plantate hortos et comedite fructum eorum (Jer. 29:5). 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: Fratrum inter se irae sunt acerbissimae: The discorde of brethren betwene them selves is most bitter. This to be true, wee have manie examples out of histeries, of Cain and Abel, of Rhomulus and Remus, of Jacob and Esau, and of infinite other.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Intra Fortunam Tuam Mane. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, the sad story of an aged dog and his ungrateful master (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus, the story of a two-timing ostrich.

Struthiocamelus Perfidus

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: ἀποκτενῶ σε καὶ ἀφελῶ τὴν κεφαλήν σου ἀπὸ σοῦ. Percutiam te, et auferam caput tuum a te. I will smite thee, and take thing head from thee.