Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 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 Iuliae, the Kalends of July.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amor aedificat (English: Love builds up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fictae crocodilli lacrimulae (English: False are the tears of the crocodile)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Parietes habent aures (English: The walls have ears). 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: Sensus, non aetas invenit sapientiam (English: Awareness, not age, leads to wisdom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Capra Scyria (English: A goat from Scyros; from Adagia 1.10.20 - This is a proverbial saying for someone spiteful, as the goats of the island of Scyros were notorious for kicking over the milk bucket as soon as you finished milking them).

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Sus Parturiens et Lupus, the story of the wolf who would be midwife to the sow.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis in Praesepe et Bos, the proverbial dog in the manger (this fable has a vocabulary list).

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἐλέφαντα ἐκ μυίας ποιεῖς. Elephantem ex musca facis. You're making an elephant out of a fly.