Sunday, October 30, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 30

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.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Pelle timorem (English: Drive out fear).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubila Phoebus (English: After clouds, sun).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Simia est simia, etiamsi purpura vestiatur (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if it's dressed in purple).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nihil invita Minerva facies (English: You will not accomplish anything if Minerva is unwilling).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ne Iupiter quidem omnibus placet (English: Not even Jupiter can please everybody; from Adagia 2.7.55).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀυτοῦ Ῥόδος, αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ πήδημα (English: Let this be Rhodes; let the jump be here also, the punchline to the Aesop's fable about the boastful man).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nil magis amat cupiditas, quam quod non licet.
Greed loves nothing more than what is not allowed.

Nemo sine sapientia beatus est.
No one is happy without wisdom.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leo et Tauri Duo, a fable of divide-and-conquer (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Canis Saginatus, a fable about freedom.

Canis et Lupus

And here's a new LatinLOLBaby: Scito te ipsum: