Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 8

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): antediem sextum Idus Ianuarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perduret probitas (English: Let honesty endure!).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Otium pulvinar diaboli (English: Leisure is the devil's cushion).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non ducor, duco (English: I am not led: I lead). 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: Post calamitatem memoria alia est calamitas (English: After disaster the memory of it is yet another disaster).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cum adsit ursus, vestigia quaeris (English: When the bear is right there, you're still looking for tracks; from Adagia 1.10.34).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Semper Tecta. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cornix et Urna, the famous story of the thirsty crow.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mors et Pauper, a story about a poor man's love of life (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Senex et Mors

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: Αἰσχρόν τοι δῆρόν τε μένειν κενεόν τε νεέσθαι. Turpe est et mansisse diu vacuumque redire. It is a shameful thing to have stayed away a long time and to come back empty.