Friday, December 13, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 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 Decembres, the Ides of December!

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Virescit virtus (English: Virtue flourishes).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Periculum in mora (English: There is danger in delay).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is In terra caecorum monoculus rex (English: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king). 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: Stultum facit fortuna, quem vult perdere (English: Whom Fortune wants to ruin, she makes a fool).

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 Vir Bonus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Vitulus, the story of a long-suffering donkey (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Monedula Liberata, a story of unintended consequences.

Monedula (Graculus) Liberata

GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday songs for today are Sit Prosperus Iesus Nati, a Latin version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," along with the hymns Corde Natus Ex Parentis and A Solis Ortus Cardine.