Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 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 quartum decimum Kalendas Apriles.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Birth of Helen, Castor, and Pollux; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper sic (English: Always thus).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Avarus semper pauper (English: A greedy person is always poor)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sapientis est mutare consilium (English: It is for the wise person to change his mind). 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: Citius venit periclum, cum contemnitur (English: Danger comes more quickly when it is not taken seriously).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Psaphonis aves (English: The birds of Psapho; from Adagia 1.2.100 - This refers to a man named Psapho who taught some birds to say "Great is the God Psapho!" and then released them into the wild; when people heard the birds, they started to worship a god named Psapho).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Promissum Servatum. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, the story of how the cat came between the friendship of the eagle and the pig (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Equus et Asellus Onustus, the sad story of the horse who had no mercy for his fellow creature.

equus et asinus onustus

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: ἄγγελος γὰρ ἀγαθὸς συμπορεύσεται αὐτῷ. Angelus Dei bonus comitetur ei. For the good angel will keep him company.