Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 22

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

Just one more week to go!

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HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem undecimum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Respice, prospice (English: Look back, look ahead).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Virtute et labore (English: By means of excellence and hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Lepores duos qui insequitur, is neutrum capit (English: He who chases two rabbits catches neither).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nemo suis stipendiis militat (English: No one soldiers without a salary).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat (English: You can't make a [statue of] Mercury out of just any block of wood; from Adagia 2.5.47).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἡ κύων ἐν φάτνῃ (English: This is the proverbial "dog in the manger").

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vita Malis Libera. 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 Camelus et Simia, the story of a dancing contest.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, the story of a beauty contest (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Simia et Iuppiter - Osius

Words from Mythology. For more about TANTALUS and TANTALIZE, see this blog post.

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