Sunday, January 22, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 22

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 undecimum Kalendas Februarias: Ludi Palatini.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas superabit (English: The truth will triumph ... a proverb we shall see tested in the next four years!).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Scientia sol mentis (English: Knowledge is the sun of the mind)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Optimus magister bonus liber (English: The best teacher is a good book). 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 Ars multa vulpi, ast una echino maxima (English: The fox has many a trick, but the hedgehog has just one big trick; from Adagia 1.5.18).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Undas numeras.
You are trying to count the waves.

Difficile est se noscere.
It is a hard thing to know oneself.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Carbonarius et Fullo, a fable of incompatibility (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Satyrus et Viator, a fable for winter.

Satyrus et Viator

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Unpublished Legends of Virgil by Charles Godfrey Leland.


Scott said...

I enjoy your site. Question: (re "Undas Numeras" photo) The mountain in the background wouldn't by any chance be Mt. Sakurajima in Kagoshima Bay across from the city of Kagoshima, would it? The cat's stubby tail reminds me of many cats here in Japan.

Laura Gibbs said...

That is a good question! The image is from Cheezburger. I recognize some of the celebrity cats from Japan, but this is not one that I recognize. It seems very possible though! I wish Cheezburger did a better job with letting people attribute images, but they do not, alas.