Friday, May 8, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 8

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 octavum Idus Maias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Minime iudica (English: Do not judge).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Veritate et iustitia (English: With truth and justice).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Asinus ad lapidem non bis offendit eumdem (English: A donkey does not stumble twice against the same stone).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria (English: No prophet is accepted in his homeland).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Mense Maio nubunt malae (English: Weddings in the month of May are bad luck; from Adagia 1.4.9; compare the English proverb "Marry in the month of May, and you'll surely rue the day").

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἴσα πόλεμον οὐ ποιεῖ (English: Equality does not create war).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Homo Ingeniosus Vanus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Anima in amicis una.
Friends have a single soul.

Arma nesciunt leges.
Weapons know no law.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey in the lion's skin.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus, Feles, et Gallus, a story about how appearances can be deceptive (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Feles, Gallus et Mus

Words from Mythology. For more about TANTALIZE and King Tantalus, see this blog post.