Monday, July 14, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 14

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 Iulias, the day before the Ides of July.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Spe vivitur (English: In hope, we live).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Silentium stultorum virtus (English: Silence is the virtue of fools)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Asinus stramen mavult quam aurum (English: A donkey prefers straw to gold). 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: Furor fit laesa saepius patientia (English: Patience wounded once too often becomes rage).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Semper graculus adsidet graculo (English: One jackdaw always sits next to another ... a sort of "birds of a feather stick together" saying; from Adagia 1.2.23).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vera Vivendi Ratio. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rana et Bos , the famous fable of the puffed-up frog.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simius et Circulator, a saying about a credulous monkey (this fable has a vocabulary list).

0312 De simia et histrione

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: Ἕμπροσθεν κρημνὸς, ὄπισθεν λύκοι. A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi. A cliff ahead, wolves behind.

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