Thursday, July 28, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 28

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 quintum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Passibus aequis (English: At an even pace).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudentior (English: After bitter experiences, more wise)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sic transit gloria mundi (English: Thus passes the glory of the world). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog... and see the distich poster below on a similar motif.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: In Venere semper certat dolor et gaudium (English: In Venus/love, grief and joy are always at odds).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Plaustrum bovem trahit (English: The cart is pulling the ox; from Adagia 1.7.28... like our "putting the cart before the horse").

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Aetas Praeterit. 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:

Nulli inimicus ero.
I will be an enemy to no one.

Respice, adspice, prospice!
Look back, look front, look ahead!


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, a fable about being careful what you wish for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Verveces et Lanius, a fable for our times.

verveces et lanius

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄλλοτε μητρυιὴ πέλει ἡμέρα, ἄλλοτε μήτηρ. Ipsa dies quandoque parens, quandoque noverca. Sometimes the day is your mother, sometimes your stepmother.