Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 12

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 quartum Idus Maias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Vigilando (English: By keeping vigilant).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omne futurum incertum (English: Every future thing is uncertain).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo cum sarcinis enatat (English: No one swims away with his bundles). 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: Deliberando saepe perit occasio (English: Often opportunity is lost while pondering).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cancros lepori comparas (English: You're comparing crabs to a rabbit; from Adagia 1.8.85... sort of like apples and oranges, but with animals instead!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Vos estis lux mundi.
You are the light of the world.

Utere praesenti, caelo committe futura.
Make use of the present; consign the future to heaven.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cervus et Amici Eius, a story about how friends can be as dangerous as enemies (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Alcedo et Nidus Eius, a sad story about the halcyon's quest to build its nest.


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