Friday, April 19, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 19

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Maias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Paulatim (English: Little by little).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iustitia virtutum regina (English: Justice is the queen of the virtues)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo non formosus filius matri (English: No one fails to be a beautiful son for his mother). 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: Deliberando discitur sapientia (English: By pondering, wisdom is learned).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi (English: A cliff ahead, wolves behind; from Adagia 3.4.94 - something like "between a rock and a hard place," but with wolves! ).

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

And here are today's proverbial lolcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Apollo, a story of father-son rivalry (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Agricola, a fable about the importance of moderation in all things.

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Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: κατέβη δὲ ἡ θυγάτηρ Φαραω. Ecce descendebat filia Pharaonis.The daughter of Pharaoh came down.