Monday, September 8, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 8

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 Idus Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perseveranti dabitur (English: To the one who perseveres, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Durum omnibus (English: It is hard to please everybody)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Improbe Neptunum accusat, qui iterum naufragium facit (English: The man who shipwrecks a second time unjustly accuses Neptune). 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: Animo imperato, ne tibi animus imperet (English: Keep your feelings under control, so that your feelings do not control you).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Hydrus in dolio (English: There's a snake in the jar; from Adagia 3.10.98 - The story goes that a man was puzzled by the way the wine level in a sealed jar kept going down, if no one was draining the wine from the outside. At the bottom of the jar there was a water-snake, and it had been drinking the wine).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Rerum Sapientia Custos. 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 Mare et Agricola, in which the sea rises up to respond to the farmer's rebuke.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Graculus et Avarus, a great story about a wise bird and a foolish miser (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Graculus et Avaurs

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: Ἀγεωμέτρητος μηδεὶς εἰσίτω. Geometriae ignarus nullus ingrediatur. Let no one enter who is ignorant of geometry.

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