Sunday, January 6, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 6

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): antediem octavum Idus Ianuarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Depressus extollor (English: Pushed down, I rise up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Senectus vitae hiems (English: Old age is the winter of life)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Animum debes mutare, non caelum (English: You should change your state of mind, not the sky). 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: Malefacere qui vult, numquam non causam invenit (English: Someone who wants to do wrong never fails to find a reason).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equi dentes inspicere donati (English: To look a gift horse in the mouth; from Adagia 4.5.24).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Legisse Parum Est. 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 Harundo et Quercus, a story in favor of flexibility (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rana et Leo, a story of how audible appearances can be deceiving.

Leo et Rana