Friday, February 12, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 12

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): pridie Idus Februarias, and the Ides are on Saturday!

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Cedo nulli (English: I yield to no one).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iovis omnia plena (English: All things are full of god).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is O Cupido, quantus es! (English: O Cupid, how great thou art!). 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: Beneficium qui nescit dare, iniuste petit (English: Someone who doesn't know how to do a favor shouldn't ask for one).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Faenum habet in cornu; longe fuge (English: He's got hay on his horn; keep your distance; from Adagia 1.1.81).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Diligite inimicos vestros.
Love your enemies.

Messe tenus propria vive.
Live within your harvest.


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

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Culex et Leo, a story about life's ups and downs.

Leo et Culex

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: The Odyssey ("Across the Universe" by the Beatles), which you can watch at YouTube also.