Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 8

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

I wanted to let people know about an exciting event coming up: my friends Rob Reynolds and Stacy Zemke will be facilitating an online learning experience starting next week on July 13: The Power of Connections: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Student Engagement? You can find out more at the website. The course is free, and I'll be helping to facilitate the final unit ("The Power of Imagination"). I think this is going to be a great experiment because Rob and Stacy will be teaching the course both "inside" a learning management system but also "outside" at the same time; when I join in later on, I'll just be teaching "outside" the system, using blogs and Twitter and other open spaces (those of you who know my work as an online instructor at the University of Oklahoma probably know that I am a relentless foe of the closed LMS... which explains why I have this blog, for example). The chance to do this inside/outside experiment is really appealing, and I'm looking forward to seeing how it will go! There should be some great activities and opportunities to connect for teachers in any subject and any age level.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Idus Iulias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Nihil nimium cupio (English: I desire nothing too much).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Facit experientia cautos (English: Experience makes men cautious).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Post vinum verba, post imbrem nascitur herba (English: After wine come words, as grass grows after the rain).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Funiculus triplex difficile rumpitur (Ecc. 4:12). 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 Conybeare: Aurum Tolosanum habere: A proverbe which had this begynnynge; when Quintus Cepio toke by assaute the citie of Tolosa in Italie. There was founde yn the temples great plentye of golde, which being taken awaye, all they that had any parte thereof died miserablye, whereof happened this proverbe when any man finished his life yn myserye, menne woulde saye, that he had golde of Tolosa.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fiat lux!
Let there be light!

Fama crescit eundo.
Rumor grows as it goes.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cancer et Filius Eius, a fable about animal parenting (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Capra et Asinus, a fable about animal karma.

Hircus et Asinus

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: περιεπάτησεν ἐπὶ τὰ ὕδατα καὶ ἦλθεν πρὸς τὸν ἰησοῦν. ambulabat super aquam ut veniret ad Jesum. He walked on the water to go to Jesus.