Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 10

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 looking for free copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: Fables, Proverbs and Distichs — Free PDFs.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Idus Ianuarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Venit hora (English: The hour is coming).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Terra devoratrix omnium (English: Earth is the devourer of all things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The following day is the student of the previous day). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equi dentes inspicere donati (English: To look a gift horse in the mouth; from Adagia 4.5.24 ... and of course it's not nice to check to see how old the horse is, kind of like looking for a price tag!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Altiora spero.
I hope for higher things.

Unus flos non facit ver.
One flower does not make a spring.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Fortuna et Puer , a story about luck and personal responsibility (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mors et Pauper, a story about the will to live.

Senex et Mors

Alchemical Latin Reader. Below you will find an alchemical emblem, and for detailed information about the Latin, see this blog post: Portavit eum ventus in ventre suo.

These items from Atalanta fugiens have beautiful fugues that go with them too! Here is the one that goes with today's emblem: