Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 29

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 tertium Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Obsta principiis (English: Put a stop to things at the very start).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Auctor ego audendi (English: I am the author of my own daring).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Porcellum alens, porcum habebis (English: Raising a piglet, you'll have a pig).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sisyphium portas saxum (English: You're carrying the rock of Sisyphus).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Zoili sunt (English: They are Zoiluses; from Adagia 2.5.8 - Zoilus was a 4th-century Cynic philosopher who was notorious for being critical of everyone and everything; he was especially famous for his criticisms of Homer, and earned the nickname "Homer's scourge," Homeromastix).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἄλλων ἰατρὸς, αὐτὸς ἕλκεσι βρύων (English: A doctor of others, you yourself are full of sores... it's a "Physician, heal thyself" type of saying).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Dubium sapientiae initium.
Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.

Quod fors feret, feremus aequo animo.
What fortune brings, we will bear with equanimity.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pater, Filius, et Asinus, a wonderful fable about how you can't please everyone (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus Esuriens et Nutrix, a story about a credulous wolf.

Lupus et Nutrix

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo et Acies Eius, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Leo Imperator