Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 13

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): Idus Iuniae, the Ides of June!

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nunc aut nunquam. (English: Now, or never).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Dum canis os rodit, socium quem diligit odit (English: While the dog is gnawing a bone, he hates the companion whom he had loved).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Mutuum muli scabunt (English: One mule scratches another).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Λίθος κυλιόμενος φῦκος οὐ ποιεῖ. (English: A rolling stone gathers no seaweed).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is In Fortunam Modicam. Click here for a full-sized view. I thought the Aesop's fable about the city mouse and the country mouse would make a good image for this one!

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Natura rerum omnium mater.
Nature is the mother of all things.

Aliud agendi tempus, aliud quiescendi.
There's a time for working and a time for resting.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Gemelli Eius , a story about parenting (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes Sine Cauda, a fable about fashion.

Vulpes et Cauda Detruncata

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Vulpes, Gallus, et Villicus, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

vulpes et gallus