Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 28

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 quintum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sorte contentus (English: Content with my fate).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Historia magistra vitae (English: History is the teacher of life)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Dimittis pullos sub custodia vulpis (English: You're leaving the chickens in the care of the fox). 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 Asinus stramenta mavult quam aurum (English: The donkey prefers straw to gold; from Adagia 4.8.38... and like the rooster who prefers a barleycorn to a gemstone, you can decide if that donkey is foolish or wise).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Discamus veluti simus de tempore tuti.
Let us learn as if we were safe from time.

Messe tenus propria vive.
Live within your harvest.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mercurius, Homo, et Formicae, a story about how everything is relative (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mus et Montes, a fable about "fake news."

Mons Parturiens (2)

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Stories from the Greek Tragedians by Alfred Church.