Friday, January 13, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 13

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Idus Ianuariae, the Ides of January.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In veritate victoria (English: In truth, victory).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Qualis sit quilibet pastor, lupus adveniens indicat (English: You can see what kind of shepherd someone is when the wolf approaches).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus. (English: Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus grows cold, i.e. Without bread and wine, love grows cold).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀσφαλέστερον τοῦ λέγειν τὸ σιγᾷν (English: Silence is more reliable than speech).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vita Quae Praeteriit. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Grata sume manu.
Take things with a grateful hand.

Libros paucos legere utilius, quam multos habere.
It is more useful to read a few books than to have a great many of them.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Perdix et Auceps, a fable about disloyalty.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Rusticus et Coluber, a story of how no good deed goes unpunished (this fable has a vocabulary list).

rusticus et coluber

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ. Vox clamantis in deserto. The voice of one crying in the wilderness.