Saturday, March 1, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 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 Martiae. It's the Kalends of March!

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perculsus elevor (English: Though struck, I lift myself up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnium idem exitus (English: Everyone's exit is the same)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Alter frenis, alter eget calcaribus (English: One person has need of reins, another of spurs). 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: Mala est inopia, ex copia quae nascitur (English: It's a bad poverty which is born from plenty).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus balneatoris (English: The bathkeeper's donkey; from Adagia 4.4.50 - this proverbial donkey never gets a bath, even though he spends all day hauling bathwater for others).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nil Ultra 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 Viatores Duo et Bipennis., the story of two travelers who argued over an axe.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Pastor, Compatres, the story of the foolish man who entrusted his sheep to a wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Lupus Familiaris et Pastor (1)

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: ἰδοὺ ὁ ἄνθρωπος. Ecce homo. Behold the man!