Friday, September 9, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 9

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 Idus Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perseveranti dabitur (English: To the one who perseveres, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnia possibilia credenti (English: All things are possible for one who believes)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Tangor, non frangor, ab undis (English: I am touched but not broken by the waves). 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: Cuivis dolori remedium est patientia (English: Patience is a remedy for any kind of grief).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Hydrus in dolio (English: There's a snake in the jar; from Adagia 3.10.98... The story goes that a man was puzzled by the way the wine level in a sealed jar kept going down, if no one was draining the wine from the outside. At the bottom of the jar there was a water-snake, and it had been drinking the wine.).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fac Bene Dum Vivis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Altius tendo.
I strive to go higher.

Ut ameris, ama.
In order to be loved, you must love.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Catus et Gallus , in which the cat is quite tyrannical (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus Res Sacras Portans, the story of a self-important donkey.

Asinus Sacra Portans

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

Vulpes et Uva