Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 6

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 octavum Idus Apriles.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Grata novitas (English: Novelty is pleasing).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Audacia et industria (English: With audacity and effort).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Cochlea consiliis, in factis esto volucris (English: Be a snail in your planning and swift as a bird in your deeds).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Non in solo pane vivit homo (English: Man does not live by bread alone).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Evitata Charybdi in Scyllam incidi (English: Having avoided Charybdis, I've fallen into Scylla; from Adagia 1.5.4).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐκ τῶν ὀνύχων τὸν λέοντα (English: You know the lion by his claws).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quis Sit Dives. Click here for a full-sized view. I'm sharing these with English translations at Google+ now too.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Surgite; lumen adest.
Get up: it's light.

Scienter utor.
I wield it wisely.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Luna et Mater, a story about the changeable moon and her mother (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursa et Vulpes, a fable of hypocrisy.

Ursus Superbus et Vulpes

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Lege: sapere aude.