Monday, September 19, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 19

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm going to be out of town later this week, and very busy beforehand, so the Bestiaria will be on hiatus until early next week... but you can always browse the archives or the Bestiaria Latina post pins at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Meliora speranda (English: Better things are to be hoped for).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Pecunia regina mundi (English: Money is the queen of the world)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Excelsior! (English: Higher!). 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: Malivolus semper sua natura vescitur (English: A spiteful man's spite ever feeds on itself).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ululas Athenas (English: You're carrying owls to Athens — the Greek equivalent of "coals to Newcastle"... from Adagia 1.2.11).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Sine Causa. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Vultus imago animi.
The face is the portrait of the soul.

Amor mundum fecit.
Love made the world.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes et Mulieres, in which the fox is a social critic (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Membra et Venter , the famous story of the body's rebellion against the stomach.

Membra et Venter

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: SINE SOLE SILEO.