Monday, April 1, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 1

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): Kalendae Apriles, the Kalends of April.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper sursum (English: Always upwards).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnium finis mors (English: Death is the end of all things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Si satis est, multum est (English: If it is enough, it is a lot). 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: Minimum eripit fortuna, cui minimum dedit (English: Fortune can deprive least the person to whom she gave least).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ibyci grues (English: The cranes of Ibycus; from Adagia 1.9.22 - you can read about how the cranes avenged the murder of Ibycus here at Wikipedia - and see the animated gif below).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fama Carissima. 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 Simia et Piscatores, a story of monkey-see, monkey-do (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Harundo et Quercus, a wonderful fable in praise of flexibility.

quercus et arundo

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Αἱ Ἰβύκου γέρανοι. Ibyci grues. The cranes of Ibycus.