Friday, January 25, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 25

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 (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas superabit (English: The truth will triumph).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Vinum memoriae mors (English: Wine is the death of memory)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Optimus magister bonus liber (English: The best teacher is a good book). 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: Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum (English: No one ever reached the top by being afraid).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ovem lupo commisisti (English: You've entrusted your sheep to a wolf; from Adagia 1.4.10... which is like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Malum Minus. Click here for a full-sized view; the poem has a vocabulary list and an English translation, too.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Vulpes, Socii, the sad story of an overly ambitious fox.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, the story of the foolish camel who wanted to have horns (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Camelus et Iuppiter - Osius

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