Friday, June 21, 2019

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 21

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HODIE: ante diem undecimum Kalendas Iulias

Ab equinis pedibus procul recede.
Keep away from the horse's hooves.

Asinus stramenta mavult quam aurum.
The donkey prefers straw to gold.
(compare Aesop's rooster below)

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

Confide et noli timere.
Have faith and fear not.


Gallus et Gemma
Latin version and English version(s)

Sus Parturiens et Lupus
Latin version and English version(s)


Tales of the Classics
"by a lady, for the amusement and instruction of her own daughters"

Aesop in Rhyme by Jefferys Taylor, with audio: