Friday, March 13, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 13

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 tertium Idus Martias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Firmus maneo (English: I remain steadfast).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Hannibal ad portas (English: Hannibal is at the gates).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nocumentum documentum (English: A loss, a lesson). 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: Eripere telum, non dare irato decet (English: You should deprive an angry man of weapons, not donate them).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Camelus vel scabiosa complurium asinorum gestat onera (English: Even a mangy camel can bear the loads of many donkeys; from Adagia 1.9.58).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ito bonis avibus.
Go with good omens.

Quae sursum, volo videre.
I want to see what is on high.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Bos Fimum Evehens, a story about an ox and his own manure (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mus et Rana, Decertantes, the story of the mouse and frog at war.

mus et rana

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

vulpes et gallus