Thursday, June 23, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 23

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): ante diem nonum Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Resurgam (English: I shall rise again).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fames optimum condimentum (English: Hunger is the best seasoning)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Longae regum manus (English: Long are the hands of kings). 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: Nil proprium ducas, quidquid mutari potest (English: Do not consider anything to be your own if it can change).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Mus non ingrediens antrum, cucurbitam ferebat (English: The mouse couldn't get into its hole because it was carrying a pumpkin; from Adagia 3.3.79).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vae Soli. 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:

Nil timeo.
I fear nothing.

Discat qui nescit; discendo sapientia crescit.
Let him learn who does not know; by learning wisdom grows.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Gallus et Ancillae, a story of unintended consequences (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vitis et Hircus, a fable about greed ... and karma.

Hircus et Vitis

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: UMBRA TRANSIT, LUX MANET.