Sunday, January 26, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 26

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 septimum Kalendas Februarias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Death of Lucretia; 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 Ex scintilla incendium (English: From a spark, a fire)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Salomone sapientior (English: Wiser than Solomon). 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: Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum (English: No one ever reached the top by being afraid).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Vulpinari cum vulpe oportet (English: You've got to outfox the fox; from Adagia 1.2.28).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Melius Consilium Quam Vires. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Haedus Saltans et Lupus., the story of how the kid escaped from the clutches of the wolf.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, the story of how the camel lost his ears (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Camelus et Iuppiter - Osius

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: λαβὼν τὸν ἄρτον εὐλόγησεν. Accepit panem, et benedixit. He took bread, and blessed it.