Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 27

I'm back from travels, so after that hiatus here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Nil recrastines (English: Do not put off till tomorrow).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nil sine causa (English: Nothing [happens] without a reason).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Equo currenti non opus calcaribus (English: There's no need to spur a running horse).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Iacta est alea (English: The die is cast).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Zoili sunt (English: They are Zoiluses; from Adagia 2.5.8 ... Zoilus was a 4th-century Cynic philosopher who was notorious for being critical of everyone and everything; he was especially famous for his criticisms of Homer, and earned the nickname "Homer's scourge," Homeromastix).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Χελώην Πεγάσῳ συγκρίνεις (English: You're comparing a tortoise to a Pegasus, the famed winged horse of Greek mythology).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Rex Populi Lux Animusque. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.
He who has much wants more.

Ex socio cognoscitur vir.
You know a man by his companion.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the greedy dog (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, a story about a gift and its giver.

Latin LOLBaby. Enzo is celebrating the Star Trek anniversary: Nil Timeo.