Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 13

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): Idus Decembres, the Ides of December.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Facio iusta (English: I do what is just).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sua cuique hora (English: To each his own time)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Canes timidi vehementius latrant quam mordent (English: Timid dogs bark more fiercely than they bite). 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: Stultum facit fortuna, quem vult perdere (English: Whom Fortune wants to ruin, she makes a fool).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Non missura cutem, nisi plena cruoris hirudo (English: The leech won't let go of your skin until it's full of blood; from Adagia 2.4.84).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is a riddle, Quid Sum? Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


Concordia res crescunt.
Things grow where hearts agree.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus in Cista Natus, the story of a mouse who broadens its horizons (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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

Monedula (Graculus) Liberata

Gaudium Mundo. Today's holiday song is Quem Pastores Laudavere, also known as Quempas.