Monday, February 20, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 20

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 decimum Kalendas Martias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Theseus and the Bull of Marathon, and there are more images here.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Conabimur (English: We will try).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Nil sine numine (English: Nothing without divine power)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Errores medicorum terra tegit (English: The earth covers the doctors' mistakes). 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 Veneri suem immolavit (English: He's sacrificed a pig to Aphrodite; from Adagia 3.1.30 ... and this is not a good idea, of course, since Aphrodite is not fond of pigs, especially after a boar killed her Adonis).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sciens cavebo.
Being aware, I will take care.

Audi, multa vide, multa loquare cave.
Listen, observe much; be wary of saying much.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, a story about an unwelcome gift (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Homo, Concertantes, a great fable about who gets to tell the story.

Leo et Statua

Evan Millner's Fables. I thought you might enjoy Evan Millner's marvelous fable videos; they are available at YouTube.