Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 25

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 septimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Tandem iustitia (English: Justice, at last).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Via trita tutissima (English: The well-worn way is the safest).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nutrit et accipiter pullos suos (English: Even a hawk nourishes its chicks). 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: Nec vita nec fortuna hominibus perpes est (English: Neither life nor luck is something that lasts forever).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Elephantus non capit murem (English: An elephant doesn't chase mice; from Adagia 1.9.70).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fallaces sunt rerum species.
The appearances of things are deceiving.

Labor ferendus est cibum petentibus.
Work must be endured by those seeking food.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Crocodilus et Canis, the story of a crocodile who tried to trick the dog running by the Nile.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mustela et Lima, the story of a relentless weasel (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Mustela et Lima

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

Leo Imperator