Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 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 created a Board for the Distich Poems too.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Idus Decembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Liberos erudi (English: Teach your children).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post tempestatem tranquillum (English: After the storm, calm).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Vetulus simius non capitur laqueo (English: The old monkey is not caught in the snare).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Date et dabitur vobis, dimittite et dimittemini (English: Give and it will be given to you; forgive, and you will be forgiven).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Croeso ditior (English: Richer than Croesus; from Adagia 1.6.74).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀλωπηκίζειν πρὸς ἑτέραν ἀλώπηκα (English: Play the fox with the fox).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Verus Amor Dei. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Leonina societas periculorum plena.
The lion's company is full of dangers.

Nemo sine sapientia beatus est.
No one can be happy without wisdom.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Medicus et Mortuus, a fable about hindsight.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Transformata, the story of the ant who was once a farmer (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Homo Formica Factus

Gaudium Mundo. Today's holiday song is Angelus ad virginem. Even Chaucer knew of this song: Playing so sweetly that the chamber rang; / And Angelus ad virginem he sang...