Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 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 Maiae, the Kalends of May!

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper liber (English: Always free).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus edax rerum (English: Time is the eater of things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Satis eloquentiae, sapientiae parum (English: Plenty of eloquence, not much intelligence). 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: Aliena nobis, nostra plus aliis placent (English: We like other people's things more, and others like ours more).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Bos lassus fortius figit pedem (English: The ox, when tired, fixes his hoof more firmly; from Adagia 1.1.47).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fac Discas Multa. 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 Leo et Tauri Duo, a story of "divide and conquer" (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ranae Duae Vicinae, a story of two frogs, one happy in her swamp and the other who lived by the side of the road.

Ranae Duae Vicinae

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.