Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 16

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 a Pinterest user, you might enjoy following the Bestiaria Latina at Pinterest or the Distich Poems Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper vigilans (English: Always watchful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus magistrorum optimus (English: Time is the best of teachers)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non nova sed nove (English: Not new things, but in a new way). 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 Equo senescenti minora admove (English: Load less on the old horse; from Adagia 2.8.52).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ultra aspicio.
I look beyond.

Diversis diversa placent, et sua gaudia cuique.
Different people like different things,
and each person has their own pleasures.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus , a medieval version of the Aesop's fable that usually features Heracles... with Saint Peter in the hero's place (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpecula et Tintinnabulum, a fable about how appearances, and sounds, can be deceiving.

Vulpes et Tympana

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Greek and Roman Ghost Stories by Lacy Collison-Morley. There's also an audiobook version of this one!