Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 25

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 octavum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ad astra (English: To the stars).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Historia magistra vitae (English: History is the teacher of life).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Patria sua cuique iucundissima (English: To each person, his own fatherland is the most agreeable). 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: Beneficia plura recipit, qui scit reddere (English: Someone who knows how to do favors will get more of them).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Rara avis (English: A rare bird; from Adagia 2.1.21).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Mente manuque.
By thought and hand.

Cave virum maiorem.
Beware the greater man.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ollae Duae, a story of mismatched friendship.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the dog and his shadow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canis et Umbra

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

Asinus in Pelle Leonis