Saturday, March 11, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 11

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 quintum Idus Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Pax optima rerum (English: Peace is the best of things).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Asinus magis stramina vult quam aurum (English: The donkey wants straw more than gold).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Scriba doctus profert de thesauro suo nova et vetera (English: The scribe brings forth from his storehouse new things and old).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τὸ σιγᾶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν χρυσόν ἐστι θάπτειν (English: To keep the truth silent is to bury gold in the ground).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Velle Tuum Meum Est. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Aliud est velle, aliud posse.
Wanting is one thing; being able to do it is another.

Crescit scribendo scribendi studium.
A zeal for writing grows by writing.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Bos Fimum Evehens, a funny little fable about cleaning up after yourself (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus et Tympana, the story of a long-suffering donkey.

negotiator et asinus

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Altius tendo. I will go higher.