Sunday, May 18, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 18

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

I'll be out of town this week (and offline too I suspect), so the next edition of the Bestiaria will be on Saturday, May 24. If you are looking for some LOLCat goodness in the meantime, the LatinLOLCats are queued up and you will be able to see them here: Daily LatinLOLCat.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper vigilans (English: Always watchful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Nihil silentio utilius (English: Nothing is more useful than silence)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nascimur uno modo, multis morimur (English: We are born one way, we die in many). 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: Avarus ipse miseriae causa est suae (English: The miser is himself the cause of his own misery).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equo senescenti minora admove (English: Load less on the old horse; from Adagia 2.8.52).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Amici et Hostes. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Castor et Venator, the story of the (male) beaver's sacrifice (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Viatores Duo et Latro, a story about a man who did not observe the golden rule when he found a bag of gold coins.

Viatores et Sacculus

Words from Mythology. For more about SIRENS and the ancient Greek mythological creatures of the same name, see this blog post.