Friday, September 26, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 26

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 sextum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ut prosim (English: That I may be of use).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Scientia sol mentis (English: Knowledge is the sun of the mind)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Salomone sapientior (English: Wiser than Solomon). 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: Damnum appellandum est cum mala fama lucrum (English: Profit earned with a damaged reputation should be called a loss).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Vulpinari cum vulpe oportet (English: You've got to outfox the fox; from Adagia 1.2.28).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fac Discas Multa. 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 Haedus Saltans et Lupus , a story of a young goat who uses his wits to escape from the wolf.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, a story about a camel who made a foolish wish (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Camelus et Iuppiter - Osius

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: Ἀετὸν κορώνη ἐρεσχελεῖ. Aquilam cornix lacessit. The crow is taunting the eagle.

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