Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 7

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): Nonae Martiae, the Nones of March. And yes, the Ides are on their way!

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Insisto firmiter (English: I stand steady).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tranquillo quilibet gubernator (English: When it's calm, everyone is a helmsman)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Magnus liber magnum malum (English: A big book is a big evil). 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 Duos insequens lepores, neutrum capit (English: By chasing two rabbits, he catches neither; from Adagia 3.3.36).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Similis Similem Sibi Quaerit. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nihil gratius pace.
Nothing is more welcome than peace.

Divitiae pariunt curas.
Wealth gives rise to worries.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mustela et Mus Grandaevus, the story of a wise old mouse.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Aquila et Vulpes, a story of animal mothers and their young (this fable has a vocabulary list).

vulpes et aquila

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Αἰγιαλῷ λαλεῖς. Littori loqueris. You might as well talk to the shore.