Friday, October 7, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 7

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): Nonae Octobres, the Nones of October.

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

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Occasionem cognosce (English: Recognize the right moment).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Auctor ego audendi (English: I am the author of my own daring).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Frenis saepe repugnat equus (English: The horse often fights back against the reins).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Alius est qui seminat, et alius qui metit (English: It is one who sows, and another who reaps).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Stultior Morycho (English: More stupid than Morychus; from Adagia 2.9.1 - Morychus was a proverbial fool, someone who neglects what he needs to do at home, while wasting his time elsewhere).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐχθρῶν ἄδωρα δῶρα (English: Gifts from enemies are not gifts).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fortunae cetera mando.
I leave the rest to Lady Luck.

Frangit inertia vires.
Laziness saps your strength.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Gallus et Ancillae, a fable of unintended consequences.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Luna et Mater, a story of the ever-changing moon and her mother (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Luna et Mater

Words from Mythology. For more about the goddess HARMONIA and HARMONY, see this blog post.