Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 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): ante diem undecimum decimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sine timore (English: Without fear).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Terra devoratrix omnium (English: Earth is the devourer of all things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Suus cuique crepitus bene olet (English: To each person his own his fart smells nice). 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 mortem effugere quisquam nec amorem potest (English: You can escape neither love nor death).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Nunquam efficies ut recte ingrediantur cancri (English: There's no way you'll be able to make crabs walk straight; from Adagia 3.7.38).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quid Sum?. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sapiens ille plenus est gaudio.
The wise man is full of joy.

Sapiens sua bona secum fert.
A wise man carries his goods with him.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, a very funny little story about a miser (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Citharoedus Imperitus, a fable for all of you out there who, like me, sing in the shower!


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