Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 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 Februarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sine fine (English: Without end).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Victrix fortunae sapientia (English: Wisdom is the conqueror of luck)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Optimus magister bonus liber (English: The best teacher is a good book). 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: Beneficium saepe dare, docere est reddere (English: To often do favors teaches others how to return them).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ars multa vulpi, ast una echino maxima (English: The fox has many a trick, but the hedgehog has just one big trick; from Adagia 1.5.18).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Auctores Veteres et Recentes. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Gratia referenda.
A favor should be returned.

Amicus est tamquam alter idem.
A friend is like another self.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Corvus et Mercurius, a story about a sneaky crow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Concubinae Duae, a story about the unexpected results of having two lovers, one younger and one older.

Vir et Uxores Duae

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

Vulpes et Leo (de Familiaritate)