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 Here is today's free book online: Unpublished Legends of Virgil by Charles Godfrey Leland.