Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 21

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.

Just in the past two days I learned about two macron programs that might be of interest: Chris Francese has written a review of Johan Winge's program at DCC Dickinson College Commentaries, and Felipe Vogel has a project called Maccer which you can find at github.

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

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Iuncti valemus (English: Joined together, we are strong).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Bellorum exitus incerti (English: The outcomes of wars are uncertain).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nihil annis velocius (English: Nothing is faster than the years). 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: Bonum est fugienda aspicere in alieno malo (English: It is a good thing to see what things should be avoided in another person's troubles).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Hercules et simia (English: Hercules and a monkey; from Adagia 3.5.9 - This is a proverbial expression for an absurd pair, like "apples and oranges").

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vir Prudens, Vir Fortis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amor mundum fecit.
Love made the world.

Modum nescit ponere voluptas.
Pleasure knows not how to set limits.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Corvus et Mercurius, the story of a crow who tries to outsmart the gods (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Camelus et Simia, the story of a clumsy camel.

Simius et Camelus, Saltantes

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Ancient Minoan Civilization, which you can watch at YouTube also.