Thursday, April 30, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 30

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 Kalendas Maias, the day before the Calends of May.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Hactenus invictus (English: Thus far, unconquered).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus edax rerum (English: Time is the eater of things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Echinus partum differt (English: The hedgehog postpones its giving birth). 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: Poenam moratur improbus, non praeterit (English: The dishonest man can postpone his punishment, but he cannot bypass it).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Camelus desiderans cornua, etiam aures perdidit (English: Hoping for horns, the camel lost its ears, too; from Adagia 3.5.8, alluding to the Aesop's fable).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Amare ut Amicus Sis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Parentes cole, atque eorum voluntati pare.
Cherish your parents, and be obedient to their will.

Dives malus mediis in opibus est miser.
The wicked rich man is wretched in the midst of wealth.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leo et Canis, a fable about freedom (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mustela et Homo, a fable which shows how the Romans used weasels (not cats) to keep their house free of mice.

mustela et homo

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