Saturday, December 17, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 17

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 or the Distich Poems Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum decimum Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Pulsanti aperietur (English: It will be opened to the one who knocks).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Libertas pretiosior auro (English: . Freedom is more precious than gold).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Inter simios oportet esse simium (English: Among monkeys, you need to be a monkey).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nolite iudicare secundum faciem (English: Don't judge based on appearances).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Pompeius Magnus, Cato Maior, Fabius Maximus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nemo non formosus filius matri.
There is no son who is not handsome in his mother's eyes.

Contentus vivo parvo.
I live, content with a little.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Gemelli Eius, a fable about parenting (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursus et Amici Duo, a fable about friendship, true and false.

Ursus et Amici Duo

Gaudium Mundo. Today's holiday song is Angeli Canunt Praecones, two different Latin versions of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing."