Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 10

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 quartum Idus Augustas.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Spe expecto (English: In hope I wait).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Mente nihil celerius (English: Noting is more quick than thought)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Fortuna imperatrix mundi (English: Fortune is the empress of the world). 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: Cito ignominia fit superbi gloria (English: The glory of a boastful man soon turns to disgrace).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cygnea cantio (English: The swan's song; from Adagia 1.2.55).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fac Hodie. 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:

Sedendo et quiescendo anima efficitur sapiens.
By sitting and resting, the soul is made wise.

Esto tua sorte contentus.
Be content with your lot in life.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Coclea et Iuppiter, the story of how the snail got her shell.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mors et Pauper, the story of a man who thought he was ready to die (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Senex et Mors

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Vulpes in Tugurium Ingressa, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Vulpes Obesa