Sunday, January 13, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 13

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): Idus Ianuariae, the Ides of January.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Abduction of Helen; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Virtute doloque (English: By strength and by stealth).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Terra devoratrix omnium (English: Earth is the devourer of all things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Meum mihi, suum cuique carum (English: To me mine is dear, and to each person his own is dear). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Nec mortem effugere quisquam nec amorem potest (English: You can escape neither love nor death).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ex ipso bove lora sumere (English: To get the reins from the ox himself; from Adagia 1.2.77 - the oxen are their own worst enemy, supplying the leather that makes the reins).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Paravit Virtus, Retinebis. Click here for a full-sized view; the poem has a vocabulary list and an English translation, too.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, a wonderful story about a miserly father and a generous son (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vipera et Auceps, the story about the hunter hunted.

Auceps et Vipera - Osius