Thursday, February 13, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 13

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. It's been a little crazy here because of the snow (very pretty snow, thank goodness, not ice). I hope the weather is being good to all of you, wherever you may be.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Idus Februariae. Happy Ides of February!

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Finem respice (English: Consider the end).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fortiter, fideliter, feliciter (English: Bravely, faithfully, and happily).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Cattus saepe satur cum capto mure iocatur (English: A cat with a full stomach often plays with the mouse it has caught).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit (English: Fawning begets friends, but truth begets hatred).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Apertae Musarum ianuae (English: The doors of the Muses are open - in other words, anyone who has the talent may enter; from Adagia 2.7.41).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Λύπης πάσης γίνετ' ἰατρὸς χρόνος (English: For all grief, time is the doctor).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ad Amicum Divitem. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sus Parturiens et Lupus, the story of the wolf who wanted to play midwife to the sow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Pastor, the famous story of Androcles and the lion.

leo et pastor

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: Ἅπαντα σοφοῖς ῥᾶιστα. Omnia sapientibus facillima. For the wise, all things are very easy.