Sunday, September 28, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 28

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you have not downloaded a free PDF copy of Brevissima: 1001 Tiny Latin Poems, it's ready and waiting.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Obsta principiis (English: Put a stop to things at the very start).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Factis, non verbis (English: By means of deeds, not words).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Porcellum alens, porcum habebis (English: Raising a piglet, you'll have a pig).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Spiritus ubi vult spirat (English: The spirit blows where it will).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Semper aliquis in Cydonis domo (English: There's always someone in Cydon's house; from Adagia 2.2.15 - Cydon was a citizen of Corinth who was proverbial for his hospitality).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἄλλων ἰατρὸς, αὐτὸς ἕλκεσι βρύων (English: Wanting to be a doctor to others, he himself is bursting with sores).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mercurius, Homo, et Formicae, one of my favorite fables! It is about the ways of god, and of men (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vespertilio, Rubus, et Mergus, one of the Aesopic aetiological stories!

Vespertilio, Mergus et Rubus

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: Pereunt et Imputantur.

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