Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 11

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.

HODIE: ante diem tertium Idus Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Facio iusta (English: I do what is just).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sua cuique hora (English: To each his own time)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Lupus in fabula (English: The wolf in conversation). 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: Ubi peccat aetas maior, male discit minor (English: When the older generation makes mistakes, the younger learns a bad lesson).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Non missura cutem, nisi plena cruoris hirudo. The leech won't let go of your skin until it's full of blood (English: XXX; from Adagia 2.4.84).

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

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sol et Stellae, a story about true glory (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Testudo, Aquila, et Corvus, a story about an unfortunate tortoise, defeated by the eagle and the crow.

LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Personent hodie, a medieval Latin hymn, and also Dormi iam, mi Jesu, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Lulaj┼╝e Jezuniu." Plus... Avia Renone Calcabatur, from the the "Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer" song.