Friday, February 24, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 24

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 sextum Kalendas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubes lux (English: After clouds, the light).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Qui fuit rana, nunc est rex (English: He who was a frog is now a king).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Diligite iustitiam, qui iudicatis terram (English: Cherish justice, you who rule the land).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐκ τῶν αὐτῶν τραγῳδία γίνεται καὶ κωμῳδία γραμμάτων (English: Tragedy and comedy are made of the same letters).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Si rota defuerit, tu pede carpe viam.
If your wheels fail, hit the road on foot.

Qui nihil audet, nihil gaudet.
He who dares nothing, enjoys nothing.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Satyrus et Viator, a fable about hypocrisy, or about foolishness (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Formica et Columba, a fable of animal friendship.

Formica et Columba

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: φεῦγε εἰς αἴγυπτον, καὶ ἴσθι ἐκεῖ ἕως ἂν εἴπω σοι. Fuge in Aegyptum, et esto ibi usque dum dicam tibi. Flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word.