Monday, July 27, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 27

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 sextum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perseverantia vincit (English: Perseverance conquers).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudentior (English: After bitter experiences, more wise).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sic transit gloria mundi (English: Thus passes the glory of the world). 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: Quod fugere credas, saepe solet occurrere (English: You often run into something you thought you were fleeing).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aquilam volare doces (English: You're teaching an eagle to fly; from Adagia 1.4.98 - which is a fool's errand, of course: the eagle knows how to fly already).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.
He who has much wants more.

Beatus qui invenit amicum verum.
Blessed is he who has found a true friend.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Sol et Ventus , a story about winning friends by warmth instead of bluster.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, a story about being careful what you ask for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Camelus et Iuppiter - Osius

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. This cat has taken the "perseverantia vincit" proverb to heart: Perseverando