Monday, February 9, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 9

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 Idus Februarias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Finem respice (English: Keep the end in sight).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post mala prudentior (English: Wiser after misfortune).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Simia est simia, etiamsi aurea gestet insignia (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if it wears gold medals).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit (English: Fawning begets friends, but truth begets hatred).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Porro a Iove atque fulmine (English: Far from Jupiter, and from his lightning bolt; from Adagia 1.3.96).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Λύπης πάσης γίνετ' ἰατρὸς χρόνος (English: Time is the doctor of all pain).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Divitiae non semper optimis contingunt.
Wealth does not always fall to those who are best.

Multa docet fames.
Hunger teaches many things.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Musca et Quadrigae, the story of a self-important fly.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mors et Pauper, a story about being careful what you ask for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Senex et Mors

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

Vulpes et Tympana