Sunday, February 23, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 23

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 septimum Kalendas Martias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Nil timeo (English: I fear nothing).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iniuriarum remedium oblivio (English: The remedy for injuries is to forget about them)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Cuique suum (English: To each his own). 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: Cunctis potest accidere quod cuivis potest (English: What can happen to anybody can happen to everybody).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Piscis primum a capite foetet (English: The fish starts to stink from the head - a metaphor for other things that go bad from the top down; from Adagia 4.2.97).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Exiguo Vivitur. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cicada et Asinus, the sad story of a donkey who wanted a different voice (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Columba et Hydria Picta, the story of a dove who was fooled by a painting of a water jug.

Columba et Hydria Picta

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: ἰδοὺ ὁ ἄνθρωπος. Ecce homo. Behold the man!