Thursday, October 2, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 2

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 Nonas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amo pacem (English: I love peace).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus optimus iudex (English: Time is the best judge)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Asinus asinum fricat (English: One donkey scratches another). 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: In nullum avarus bonus est, in se pessimus (English: A miser treats no man well, and himself worst of all).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus esuriens fustem negligit (English: The hungry donkey ignores a beating; from Adagia 2.7.48).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Milvus, Rex Electus, a story to keep in mind as election season is upon us (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Corvus et Vulpes Adulatrix, this story has an illustration drawn by Lacie Webb, a student in one of my classes last year!

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: Αἲξ Σκυρία. Capra Scyria. A she-goat of Skyros.

1 comment:

Shopia Martabak said...

Friends and companions that you have is all that is required to answer all the questions that you give
You must not be a person who is easy to get angry, because if compared, angry people that his heart is a volcano, if it were so, how can you expect to grow flowers in it?
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