Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 5

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: Nonae Decembres, the Nones of December.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Illumino (English: I enlighten).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnia providentia dei (English: All things happen by the providence of God)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Plures necat crapula quam gladius (English: The hangover kills more than the sword). 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: Quod vix contingit, plus voluptatis parit (English: When something is achieved with difficulty, it brings more pleasure).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Octipedem excitas (English: You're rousing the eight-legged one - which is to say: you're rousing the scopion, very dangerous; from Adagia 1.1.63).

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

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes et Corium, a story about some greedy dogs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Medicus et Mortuus, a story about a doctor with 20-20 hindsight.

LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Angelus ad Virginem along with Verbum supernum prodiens.

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