Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 23

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.

As I mentioned last time, Wednesday, June 24, is when I'll be presenting at the Upgrading Online conference... and I just found out at the last minute that they needed a Twitter presentation because a scheduled speaker had to cancel. So, I'll be doing two presentations: one at 9AM Mountain time and the other at 10AM Mountain time — that second one is the Twitter presentation. The conference is free to all (isn't that great?), and you can find out more at the website: Upgrading Online Conference.

Meanwhile, I've put all the materials for both presentations online for you to peruse at any time.

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

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Resurgam (English: I shall rise again).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Virtus invidiae scopus (English: Excellence is the target of envy).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo nisi sapiens liber est (English: No one, unless he is wise, is free). 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: Nil proprium ducas, quidquid mutari potest (English: Do not consider anything to be your own if it can change).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Mus non ingrediens antrum, cucurbitam ferebat (English: The mouse couldn't get into its hole because it was carrying a pumpkin; from Adagia 3.3.79).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Stude sapientiae.
Study wisdom.

Quae legeris, intellege et memento.
That which you have read, understand and remember.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Gallus et Ancillae, a story of unintended consequences (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vitis et Hircus, a story about the karma of plants.

Hircus et Vitis

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo et Homo, Concertantes, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Leo et Statua