Thursday, July 23, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 23

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 decimum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Praemonitus praemunitus (English: Forewarned, forearmed).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Veritas via vitae (English: Truth is the way of life).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Lepores duos qui insequitur, is neutrum capit (English: He who chases two rabbits catches neither).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nec omnia, nec passim, nec ab omnibus (English: Not all things, not everywhere, and not from everybody).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Cum Delphis sacrificaverit, ipse carnes absumit (English: After having offered a sacrifice at Delphi, he eats the meat himself; from Adagia 2.10.58 - This can refers metaphorically to people who invite guests to dinner but gobble the food themselves without offering their guests anything, or someone who takes advantage of a favor they pretend to offer to someone else).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τέλος ὅρα τοῦ βίου (English: Consider the end of life).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Suo quisque studio gaudet.
Everybody rejoices in their own inclinations.

Patientia laesa fit furor.
Patience, when wounded, becomes rage.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Olitor et Canis, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, a story about a loving mother (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Simia et Iuppiter - Osius

Words from Mythology. For more about VULCAN and VOLCANO, see this blog post.