Thursday, June 11, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 11

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 tertium Idus Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Excelsior! (English: Higher!).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Quaevis terra patria (English: Any land at all is my country).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sapit qui reputat (English: He is wise who thinks twice). 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: Habet suum venenum blanda oratio (English: Sweet speech has its own venom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Lupus pilum mutat, non mentem (English: The wolf may change his coat, but not his character; from Adagia 3.3.19).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Eamus quo ducit fortuna.
Let's go where luck leads us.

Qualis mater, talis et filia.
Like mother, like daughter also.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes et Uva, the famous story of the fox and the grapes (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Philosophus et Cucurbita, about the lovely way in which the world works.

Philosophus et Cucurbita

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

Leo Amatorius