Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 24

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 too.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Septembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Dionysus and the Dolphins, and there are more images here.


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Errando discitur (English: Learning comes from making mistakes).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex unitate incrementum (English: From unity, increase).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ex frixis ovis pullus numquam venit ullus (English: From fried eggs no chick ever comes).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Medice, cura teipsum (English: Physician, heal yourself).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Dente Theonino rodi (English: To be gnawed by Theon's tooth; from Adagia 2.2.55 ... Theon was a grammarian at Rome who was notoriously mean-spirited and critical).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἁμαρτεῖν οὐκ ἔνεστι δὶς ἐν πολέμῳ (English: You cannot err twice in war).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lingua Docet Quid Lateat. 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:

Qualis mater, talis et filia.
Like mother, like daughter also.

Beatus ille homo qui vivit sua domo.
Blessed is he who lives in his own home.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Satyrus et Viator: is the satyr wise or foolish...? You decide! (This fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Astrologus Stellas Contemplans, a fable about perspective.


Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: ἀπὸ τῶν παιδίων τῶν Εβραίων τοῦτο. De infantibus Hebraeorum est hic. This is one of the Hebrews' children.