Friday, February 16, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February16

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 decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Sibimet merces industria (English: Effort is its own reward).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Qui vult caedere canem, facile invenit fustem (English: He who wants to beat a dog easily finds a stick).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit (English: Fawning begets friends, but truth begets hatred).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐις μελίττας ἐκώμασας (English: You have gone bursting in on the bees, which is something like stirring up a hornet).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sapiens sua bona secum fert.
A wise man carries his goods with him.

Mens sana in corpore sano.
A healthy mind in a healthy body.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Vulpes Territa, a story about how familiarity breeds, not contempt, but contentment.

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is canis et thesaurus et vulturius, a story about greed for money: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de asino et catella , a story about the jealousy: Latin text and English versions.

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