Monday, February 18, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 18

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 duodecimum Kalendas Martias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Zeus and Amalthea; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together 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 Dei omnia plena (English: All things are full of God)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Noli irritare leones (English: Do not provoke the lions!). 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: Quem diligis, ni recte moneas, oderis (English: You will come to hate the man you love, unless you admonish him rightly).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is E cantu dignoscitur avis (English: You know the bird by its song; from Adagia 4.2.21).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vera Vivendi Ratio. 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:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Nux Secundum Viam Sata, which tells about the hard life of the nut tree.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Accipiter Columbam Insequens, a story of bird karma (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Accipiter Columbam Sequens et Rusticus

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: μή μου ἅπτου. Noli me tangere. Touch me not.