Monday, January 26, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 26

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 Februarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Servabo fidem (English: I will keep the faith).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Scientia sol mentis. (English: Knowledge is the sun of the mind).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Dubium sapientiae initium (English: Doubt is the beginning of wisdom). 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: Damnum appellandum est cum mala fama lucrum (English: Profit earned with a damaged reputation should be called loss).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ovem lupo commisisti (English: You've entrusted your sheep to a wolf; from Adagia 1.4.10... something like putting the fox in charge of the henhouse).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nil Magis Nostrum Est Quam Tempus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nulli iniuria facienda.
Do wrong to no one.

Deo et Fortunae me committo.
I commit myself to God and to Luck.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Haedus Saltans et Lupus, the story of a wise kid and a foolish wolf.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mures Duo, the famous story of the city mouse and the country mouse (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Mures Duo

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