Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 1

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): Kalendae Decembres, the Kalends of December.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Virtute cresco (English: Through virtue I grow).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Rixa rixae causa (English: One quarrel is the cause of another).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Dum pastores odia exercent, lupus intrat ovile (English: While the shepherds quarrel, the wolf enters the sheepfold). 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: Avaro acerba poena natura est sua (English: For the miser, his own nature is a bitter punishment).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canes timidi vehementius latrant (English: Dogs that are scared bark more loudly; from Adagia 3.7.100).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Veri Amoris Nullus est Finis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Absente domino, res male geritur.
When the boss is gone, the business goes badly.

Optimum medicamentum quies.
Rest is the best medicine.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canes et Agricola Penuria Laborans, the story of a farm in time of famine.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Sol, a fable about climate change (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ranae et Sol

Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is Rudolphus; you can find the Latin lyrics at the blog post. There are quite a few versions there now... including a plain-chant version with audio!