Saturday, April 12, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 12

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): pridie Idus Apriles, the day before the Ides of April.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Scienter utor (English: I enjoy things wisely).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Veritas temporis filia (English: Truth is the daughter of time)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Aut rex aut asinus (English: Either a king or a donkey). 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: Minus est quam servus dominus, qui servos timet (English: A master who fears his slaves is less than a slave).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Sub omni lapide scorpius dormit (English: Under every rock sleeps a scorpion; from Adagia 1.4.34).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Maximae Opes Prodesse. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Graculus et Pavones, a fable of borrowed feathers (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo, Vacca, Capra, et Ovis, the famous story of the lion's share.

leo, vacca, capra et ovis

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: Umbra Transit, Lux Manet.