Friday, October 28, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 28

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 Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Alte volo (English: I fly high).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Patria cuique cara (English: One's homeland is dear to each)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ora et labora, deus adest sine mora (English: Work and pray; God will aid you without delay). 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: Mora omnis odio est, sed facit sapientiam (English: All delay is hateful, but it makes wisdom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Suo ipsius indicio periit sorex (English: The shrew-mouse perished by its own testimony; from Adagia 1.3.65, which you can read about here: Sorex et Mus).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Memento Mori. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sero in periculis est consilium quaerere.
When danger's arrived, it's late to be making a plan.

Libri muti magistri sunt.
Books are silent teachers.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Herinaceus et Colubra, a fable about the risks of revenge.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pirata et Alexander Rex, which is one of my favorite Alexander anecdotes (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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: ἰδοὺ ὁ ἄνθρωπος. Ecce homo.Behold the man!