Saturday, August 18, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 19

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 Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Quaerere verum (English: To seek the truth).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Vestigia nulla retrorsum (English: No steps leading back out, an allusion to the Aesop's fable of the lion in his cave.)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non scholae sed vitae discimus (English: We learn, not for school, but for life). 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 Annosa vulpes haud capitur laqueo (English: The old fox is not caught in the snare; from Adagia 1.10.17).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quae Nocent, Docent. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Rideo, ergo sum.
I laugh, therefore I am.

Loquere audacter.
Speak boldly.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Lupus ad canem, one of my all-time favorite fables: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De Vulpe et Ciconia, a story about the trickster tricked: Latin text and English versions.