Monday, October 20, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Nil desperandum (English: Nothing is hopeless).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Musica donum dei (English: Music is a gift of God).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Multae manus onus levant (English: Many hands lighten the load). 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 - a folktale that is found now in many countries: Ears of Midas).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fac Bene Dum Vivis. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Vulpes, Iter Facientes, a story about a boastful monkey and a witty fox.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Delphinus et Pisciculus, a story about a fish a not very nice dolphin... this is no Flipper! (This fable has a vocabulary list.)

delphinus et smaris

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: Ἄλλοι μὲν σπείρουσι, ἄλλοι δ᾽ ἀμήσονται. Alii serunt, alii metent. There are those who sow, others who will reap.



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