Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 28

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are a Pinterest user, you might enjoy following the Bestiaria Latina at Pinterest, and there is also a LatinLOLCat Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Beati misericordes (English: Blessed are the merciful).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Deo et labore (English: By means of God and hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Fugiens ursum, incidi in leonem (English: Fleeing the bear, I ran into the lion).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sicut mater, ita et filia eius (English: Like the mother, so too her daughter).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Euripus homo (English: A man like the Euripus Strait; from Adagia 1.9.62 - The Euripus was the strait separating from Euboea from Boeotia, with waves that went this way and that, blown by opposing winds; hence, this refers to some person who is inconstant and unsteady).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἑῖς ἀνὴρ οὐ πάνθ' ὁρᾷ (English: One man cannot see all things).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Omnia Tempus Habent. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus et Agaso, the story of a stubborn donkey.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tigris et Venatores, the sad story of the mother tiger and her cubs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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

Vulpes Obesa