Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 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 quartum Nonas Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Industria ditat (English: Industry enriches).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Optima medicina temperantia (English: Moderation is the best medicine).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Victrix fortunae sapientia (English: Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune). 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: Effugere cupiditatem regnum est vincere (English: To escape desire is to conquer a kingdom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Culicem colant, camelum deglutientes (English: They strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel; from Adagia 3.10.91).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered.

Voluptas malorum mater omnium.
Pleasure is the mother of all evils.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Pastor, Compatres , The story of a foolish man who put his trust in a wolf.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Sol, a fable about global warming (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ranae et Sol


The Latin holiday songs for today are: O Abies, a Latin version of "O Christmas Tree," and Resonet in Laudibus. You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog.