Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 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): pridie Idus Octobres, the day before the Ides of October.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Stat veritas (English: The truth persists).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnia sapientibus facilia (English: All things are easy for the wise).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Maximae divitiae non desiderare divitias (English: The greatest wealth is not to desire wealth). 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: Sero in periclis est consilium quaerere (English: It is too late to seek advice in the midst of dangers).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Midas auriculas asini (English: Midas has the ears of a donkey; from Adagia 1.3.67; this famous folktale shows up in several variations in my Myth-Folklore UnTextbook).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quae Scis, Non Dicas. 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 Lepores et Ranae, a story of timid rabbits, and even more timid frogs.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Crocodilus et Canis, the story of a dog who wisely avoids the crocodile (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canis et Crocodilus

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: Ἀλκυονίτιδας ἡμέρας ἄγεις. Alcyonis dies agis. You are enjoying Halcyon days.