Friday, January 15, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 15

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 duodevicesimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Atlas caelum (English: Atlas [holds up] the sky).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In veritate victoria (English: In truth, victory).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Qui corvis natus est, non submergitur aquis (English: He who is born for the crows [i.e. to die on land] does not drown in the water).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnes currunt, sed unus accipit bravium (English: All the racers run, but just one receives the prize).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is In Orci culum incidas (English: May you fall into Orcus's butthole; from Adagia 2.10.68 ... which is about as bad as a curse can get).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Σὺν Ἀθηνᾷ καὶ χεῖρας κίνει (English: You also need to move your hands along with Athena... alluding to the Aesop's fable about the drowning Athenian).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quam Bona Pax. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Divitiae pariunt curas.
Wealth gives rise to worries.

Naturae convenienter vive.
Live in accord with nature.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursa et Vulpes, a story about a hypocritical bear (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Grus et Lupus, a story about the dangers of doing good to evil-doers.

lupus et grus

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

Leo Aegrotus, Lupus et Vulpes