Saturday, June 13, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 13

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm out of town this week (presenting at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in LA!), so I've queued this up and it should publish per usual while I am gone, and then I'll be back home next week.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Idus Iuniae, the Ides of June!

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Tene fortiter (English: Hold on tightly).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Liber et audax (English: Free and bold).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Dum canis os rodit, socium quem diligit odit (English: While the dog is gnawing a bone, he hates the companion whom he had loved).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Gladii in vomeres (English: Swords into ploughshares).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ialemo frigidior (English: Colder than Ialemus; from Adagia 2.10.86 - Ialemus was the son of Calliope and Apollo, and upon his unfortunate death, the Muse of song invented the dirge to sing for him; the name Ialemus later came to stand for the cold and hopeless sound of the dirge itself).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Πολλῶν ὁ λίμος γίνεται διδάσκαλος (English: Hunger is a teacher of many things).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Deum Nihil Latet. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Quod scripsi, scripsi.
What I have written, I have written.

Lux umbra dei est.
Light is God's shadow.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus in Cista Natus, a story about mouse-sized adventure (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus et Tempora Anni, a year in the life of a hard-working donkey.

Asinus et Herus

Words from Mythology. For more about ATLAS, the Titan and the book of maps, see this blog post.