Friday, June 19, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 19

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

I wanted to share with everyone the great summer event that is CLMOOC, Making Learning Connected. I'm guessing this is something that might be of interest to many readers of this blog. I'm planning to participate this year; maybe I will see you there. You can find out more at the blog: Welcome to CLMOOC 2015.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Futurum invisibile (English: The future is invisible).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fortis et velox (English: Bold and swift).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Sicut canis ad Nilum, bibens et fugiens (English: Like a dog at the Nile, drinking and fleeing — and the dog has to flee to escape the Nile crocodiles!).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Dei laneos pedes habent (English: The gods have feet of wool — which means you do not hear them coming!).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Aegypti nuptiae (English: The wedding of Aegyptus; from Adagia 3.1.3 - This refers to any tragic and unlucky event, like the sad wedding when King Aegyptus married off his fifty sons to the fifty daughters of his brother, Danaus, whereupon all the sons but one were murdered by their brides).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Δυεῖν ἐπιθυμήσας, οὐδετέρου ἔτυχες (English: Since you craved two, you've ended up with neither).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Semper Tecta. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Litteras disce.
Learn your letters.

You must have hope.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Accipiter Columbam Insequens, a story about bird karma (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Oves Timidae et Pastor, a story about a shepherd who wants his sheep to show some bravery.

Pastor et Grex

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: ULTIMAM TIME.