Monday, December 17, 2012

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 17

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 sextum decimum Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Irrideo tempestatem (English: I scoff at the storm).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dei omnia plena (English: All things are full of God)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Fames optimus est coquus (English: Hunger is the best cook). 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: aucorum improbitas est multorum calamitas (English: The wickedness of a few is a disaster for many).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Colubrum in sinu foves (English: You're nourishing a snake close to your breast - which means you are likely to be its first victim; from Adagia 4.2.40).

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


And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


TODAY'S FABLES AND SONGS:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Monedula Liberata, a story about the perils of freedom (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Nux Secundum Viam Sata, the sad story of a much-abused and under-appreciated nut tree.

LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Orientis Reges Tres, a Latin version of "We Three Kings of Orient Are," along with Nascitur cum Christus, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Gdy siÄ™ Chrystus rodzi."

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