Saturday, December 16, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 16

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

I've created a YouTube playlist with all the Latin holiday song videos from the Gaudium Mundo blog; there are so many music videos at YouTube, so if you have suggestions about more/better versions of the songs that I can include, let me know!

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

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Irrideo tempestatem (English: I scoff at the storm).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Periculum in mora (English:There is danger in delay)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is In terra caecorum monoculus rex (English: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king). 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 Senex bos non lugetur (English: No one grieves for the old ox; from Adagia 2.9.16).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Non ducor: duco.
I am not driven: I drive.

Nil magis amat cupiditas, quam quod non licet.
Greed loves nothing more than what is not allowed.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Homo, Concertantes, a story about fact and fiction.

Leo et Statua

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Vulpes et Corvus, a fable about flattery: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de aquila et vulpe, a story about a mother's revenge: Latin text and English versions.

GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday song for today is Angeli Canunt Praecones, a.k.a. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing.