Saturday, April 13, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 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 Apriles, the Ides of April.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Scienter utor (English: I enjoy things wisely).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnium rerum vicissitudo (English: There is change in all things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is XXX (English: The leopard does not set aside his spots). 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: Heu, quam miserum est discere servire, ubi dominari doctus es (English: Oh, how wretched it is to learn to serve, when you were schooled in rule).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Sub omni lapide scorpius dormit (English: Under every rock sleeps a scorpion; from Adagia 1.4.34).

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

And here are today's proverbial lolcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cornix et Urna, the story of a wise crow.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Crocodilus et Canis, the story of the hypocritical crocodile and the discerning dog (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canis et Crocodilus

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἀλκυονίτιδας ἡμέρας ἄγεις. Alcyonis dies agis. You are enjoying Halcyon days.