Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 23

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

Also, not related to Latin, but related to teaching for the teacher-folk out there: yesterday I did my first-ever Google Hangout On Air as part of Kim Jaxon's "Back to School" ConnectedLearning TV series. It was so much fun, and if you are curious what I do at my real job, you can hear me talk about that with some other really wonderful teachers, both college and K-12: Distributing Expertise in the Classroom.

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

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Omnia vincit labor (English: Hard work overcomes all things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia revelat (English: Time reveals all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscoere potum (English: Drain the whole cup, if you want to know the drink).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Medice, cura te ipsum (Luke 4:23). 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: Dictum ac factum: Is a proverbe signifienge all mannes diligence and laboure necessarie to the doynge or bringinge to pass of any thinge. Donatus sayeth Dictum ac factum to be a proverbiall speakinge, betokeninge celeritie and spede yn doinge or dispatchinge of a thinge.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ne Sis Ventosus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Homo bulla est.
Man is but a bubble.

Vos estis lux mundi.
You are the light of the world.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Monachi et Abbates , a story about being careful what you wish for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Tauri Duo, a story about dividing and conquering.

Leo et Tauri - Osius

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: Ἄλλοι κάμον, ἄλλοι δ᾽ ὤναντο. Alii laborabant, alii autem fruebantur. Some did the work, but others got the profit.