Thursday, January 26, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 26

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): ante diem septimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Facta, non verba (English: Deeds, not words).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Faciunt favos et vespae (English: Even wasps make honeycombs).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Beati pacifici (English: Blessed are the peace-makers).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μακραὶ τυράννων χεῖρες (English: Long are the hands of the tyrants).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Felix et Miser. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Liber medicina animi.
A book is medicine for the soul.

Ne velox sis ad irascendum.
Do not be quick to get angry.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Haedus Saltans et Lupus, the story of a wise little goat and a foolish wolf.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mures Duo, the famous story of the city mouse and the country mouse (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Mures Duo

Announcement. I wanted to let people know about a book someone shared with me: Aesop's Fables by C. T. Hadavas. Here is the book description: "This book, containing 35 Aesopic fables/versions of fables, is designed for students who, at a minimum, are finishing, or who have just finished, the first year (or the high school equivalent) of college Ancient Greek. It is also for individuals who studied Ancient Greek years ago and would like to return to the language and its literature in as easy and engaging a manner as possible."