Friday, March 6, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 6

Yes, folks, I'm back, and 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): pridie Nonas Martias, the day before the Nones of March.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perculsus elevor (English: Though struck, I lift myself up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Nihil annis velocius (English: Nothing is more swift than the years)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo sine sapientia beatus est (English: Without wisdom, no man is happy). 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: Malum ne alienum feceris tuum gaudium (English: Don't find your joy in another's misfortune).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Duos insequens lepores, neutrum capit (English: By chasing two rabbits, he catches neither; from Adagia 3.3.36).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Quantum potes, tantum aude.
Dare to do as much as you can do.

Non omnibus, quod libet, licet.
Not everyone can do as they please.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Milvus Aegrotans, the story of a kite who repents too late (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, the story of a camel who wanted horns... and lost his ears instead.

Camelus et Iuppiter - Osius

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

Vulpes Pacem Annuntians