Sunday, September 10, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 10

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Idus Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, tuto, iucunde (English: Swiftly, safely, and happily).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Leonina societas periculorum plena (English: Alliance with a lion is full of dangers).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Caritas perfecta foras mittit timorem (English: Perfect love drives fear out of doors).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μὴ κίνει κακὸν εὐ κείμενον (English: Don't move a bad thing that is well situated).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nil melius laetam quam semper ducere vitam.
Nothing is better than to lead a happy life always.

Domus divisa contra se non stabit.
A house divided against itself will not stand.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Corvus et Vulpes Adulatrix, the famous story about the dangers of flattery, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: