Sunday, September 14, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 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): ante diem undevicesimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Studiis invigilandum (English: We should stay awake, studying).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus rerum imperator (English: Time is the ruler of things.)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Excelsior! (English: Higher!). 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: Roganti melius quam imperanti pareas (English: You'd quicker obey someone who asks than someone who orders).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Totus echinus asper (English: The whole hedgehog is prickly; from Adagia 2.9.59).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Sapiens Patiens. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Tympana, the story of a long-suffering donkey (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aquila et Sagitta, the sad story of an eagle who brought its own demise.

Aquila et Sagitta

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: Ἄιδεις ὥσπερ εἰς Δῆλον πλέων. Canis tamquam Delum navigans. You sing as if you were sailing to Delos. (Since the voyage from Athens to Delos was an easy voyage, singing would be appropriate; passengers aboard ship might already be singing songs already in praise of the gods Apollo and Artemis.)