Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 19

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 Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas vincet (English: The truth will be victorious).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Labor gloriae pater (English: Effort is the father of glory).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Di lanatos pedes habent (English: The gods have woollen feet). 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: Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The day after is the student of the day before).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cauda tenes anguillam (English: You're trying to hold an eel by the tail; from Adagia 1.4.94 - which means you won't have it for long!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amor caecus.
Love is blind.

Ex luna scientia.
From the moon, knowledge.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Quercus et Iuppiter, the story of trees that are their own worst enemies (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Vitis, a karma fable.

Cervus et Vitis

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo et Pastor, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

leo et pastor