Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 13

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): Idus Ianuariae, the Ides of January ... and Kate Gladstone wrote to remind me that tomorrow, January 14, is the Feast of the Donkeys, Festum Asinorum.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sine timore (English: Without fear).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Terra devoratrix omnium (English: Earth is the devourer of all things).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Meum mihi, suum cuique carum (English: To me mine is dear, and to each person his own is dear). 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: Amici vitia si feras, facias tua (English: If you put up with your friend's faults, you make them your own).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Nunquam efficies, ut recte ingrediantur cancri (English: There's no way you'll be able to make crabs walk straight; from Adagia 3.7.38).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fronti nulla fides.
Don't trust appearances.

Bene legere saecla vincere.
To read well is to conquer the centuries.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Rusticus et Coluber, a story of how no good deed goes unpunished (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vipera et Auceps, another story about a snake, but this time it's a hunter who discovers the law of karma.

Auceps et Vipera - Osius

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Audendum est: age.