Thursday, January 31, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 31

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): pridie Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ut prosim (English: That I may be of use).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Cupiditati nihil satis (English: Nothing is enough to satisfy desire)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is In vestimentis non est sapientia mentis (English: Wisdom of mind is not in the clothing). 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: Non turpis est cicatrix, quam virtus parit (English: There is no shame in a scar which was won by bravery).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Gallus in suo sterquilinio plurimum potest (English: The rooster can do much as he pleases on his own dungheap; from Adagia 4.4.25).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Opera. 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:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vultur Convivium Faciens, the grim story of the vulture's party (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Herinacei et Viperae, the wonderful story of the hedgehogs - who are horrible houseguests!

Herinaceus et Vipera