Monday, July 6, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 6

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm continuing to work on the Growth Mindset Memes blog (see item below), and I was thinking that it might be fun for teachers who wants to work on growth mindset with their students to set up a blog hub for sharing: some details. If you're interested, let me know.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): pridie Nonas Iulias, the day before the Nones of July.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Vincit veritas (English: Truth triumphs).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubila sol (English: After clouds, the sun).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina (English: Beneath the lamb's skin often lurks a wolfish mind).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Vos estis sal terrae (English: You are the salt of the earth).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Quid non fies, profectus Arbelas? (English: What will you not be able to do if you go to Arbelae?; from Adagia 2.8.17 — The citizens of Arbelae in Sicily were notorious fools, so anyone with a brain who went to Arbelae would be sure to succeed).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐυτυχία πολύφιλος (English: Good luck has many friends).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amicus res rara.
A friend is a rare thing.

Discere si vultis, prodest sapientia multis.
If you want to learn, wisdom has many benefits / benefits many.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Puer Mendax, the famous story of the boy who cried wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mures Duo, another famous fable: the city mouse and the country mouse.

Mures Duo

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Persevera per severa. Persevere through difficulties.