Monday, July 7, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 7

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): Nonae Iuliae, the Nones of July.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Non desistam (English: I will not stop).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Repetitio mater memoriae (English: Repetition is the mother of memory)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non faciunt meliorem equum aurei freni (English: Golden reins do not make a better horse). 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: Quam malus est, culpam qui suam alterius facit (English: How wicked is the man who blames someone else for his own fault).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Usus ovium nullus, ubi pastor deest (English: The flock is no good without a shepherd; from Adagia 2.7.26).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Sat Cito, Si Sat Bene. 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 Rubus et Ovis, a story about a bramble-bush that just won't let go.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cancer et Filius Eius, a "do as I say, not as I do" type of story (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Cancri Duo

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: Ἐλέφας μῦν οὐκ ἀλεγίζει.
Elephas murem non curat. An elephant doesn't worry about a mouse.

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