Thursday, June 16, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 16

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. I've recently started a Board for the Distich Poems.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum decimum Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Tene fortiter (English: Hold on tightly).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nunc aut nunquam (English: Now, or never).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Dum felis dormit, mus gaudet et exsilit antro (English: While the cat sleeps, the mouse rejoices and leaps out of its hole).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Dei laneos pedes habent (English: The gods have feet of wool).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Endymionis somnum dormis (English: You're sleeping the sleep of Endymion; from Adagia 1.9.63).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Πολλῶν ὁ λίμος γίνεται διδάσκαλος (English: Hunger can teach you many things.).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Omnes filii Dei estis.
You are all children of God.

Post tenebras, lux.
After the darkness, light.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Gemelli Eius, a story of helicopter parenting in the animal world (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Galli Duo Certantes, a story about a boastful rooster.

Galli Pugnantes

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

Asinus, Leo et Vulpes Perfida