Thursday, January 7, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 7

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): antediem septimum Idus Ianuarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Venit hora (English: The hour is coming).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Otium pulvinar diaboli (English: Leisure is the devil's cushion).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Animum debes mutare, non caelum (English: You should change your state of mind, not the sky). 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: Post calamitatem memoria alia est calamitas (English: After disaster the memory of it is yet another disaster).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Hydram secas (English: You're slashing a hydra, from Adagia 1.10.9 ... of course, the heads just keep growing back!).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nunc Dormire, Nunc Vigilare. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Libens, volens, potens.
Ready, willing, able.

Anxia divitiarum cura.
Concern for wealth is anxiety-producing.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cancer et Filius Eius, a story about parenthood (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rana et Leo, a story about how appearances can be deceiving.

Leo et Rana

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Hannibal ("Sixteen Tons" by Anna Domino), which you can watch at YouTube also.