Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 25

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 octavum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ne nimium (English: Not too much).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Historia magistra vitae (English: History is the teacher of life)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Patria sua cuique iucundissima (English: To each person, his own fatherland is the most agreeable). 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: Beneficia plura recipit, qui scit reddere (English: Someone who knows how to do favors will receive them).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus stramenta mavult quam aurum (English: The donkey prefers straw to gold; from Adagia 4.8.38).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the dog fooled by his own reflection (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis Parturiens Domicilium Quaerens, a story about a wicked houseguest.

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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: ἐποίησεν Μωυσῆς ὄφιν χαλκοῦν. Fecit Moyses serpentem aeneum. Moses made a serpent of brass.