Saturday, March 21, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 21

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 duodecimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Mundus transit (English: The world passes away).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fortuna et labore (English: With luck and hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Rana in paludem ex throno resilit auro (English: The frog leaps from the golden throne into the swamp ... in other words: you can take the frog out of the swamp, but you can't take the swamp out of the frog!).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Audiens sapiens sapientior erit (English: The wise man who listens will be wiser).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Noctuae vos non relinquent Laurioticae (English: The owls of Laurios will never desert you; from Adagia 2.8.31 - Laurios was a wealthy region, rich in gold, and they stamped owls on their coins; hence, the saying means that you will always be wealthy.)

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Πόλλ' οἶδ' ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ' ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα (English: The fox knows many things but the hedgehog knows one big thing).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Thais Amore Caret. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Cave ab eo quem non nosti.
Beware of someone you don't know.

Perge audacter.
Go boldly.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes et Mulieres, a funny little story about a hungry fox (this fable has a vocabulary list). By chance, this is also Justin's audio fable for today; see below.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Accipiter, Milvus, et Columbae, a fable about avian politics.

Milvus et Columbae - Osius

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