Sunday, February 1, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 1

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): Kalendae Februariae, the Calends of February.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Iustitia omnibus (English: With justice for all).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Cupiditati nihil satis (English: Nothing is enough to satisfy desire)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nec habeo, nec careo, nec curo (English: I have not, I lack not, I care not). 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: Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum (English: A wise man corrects his own vices by observing the vices of others).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Gallus in suo sterquilinio plurimum potest (English: The rooster can do much as he pleases on his own dungheap; from Adagia 4.4.25).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Quaerite et invenietis.
Seek and you will find.

Quod video, id credo mihi.
That which I see I put my trust in.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Adolescens Piger, a funny allegory about getting up in the morning.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vultur Convivium Faciens, the grim story of the vulture's feast (this fable has a vocabulary list).

vultur et aves

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

0110 De formica et vulpe