Thursday, March 13, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 13

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HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Idus Martias. Beware those Ides of March... coming soon!

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Firmus maneo (English: I remain steadfast).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Libens, volens, potens (English: Wanting, willing, able).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nocumentum documentum (English: A loss, a lesson). 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: Malum est consilium, quod mutari non potest (English: It's a bad plan which cannot be changed).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Camelus vel scabiosa complurium asinorum gestat onera (English: A camel, even a mangy one, can bear the loads of many donkeys; from Adagia 1.9.58).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes et Agricola Penuria Laborans, the sad story of farm animals in a time of famine (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mus et Rana, Decertantes, a story of the mouse and frog at war.

mus et rana

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: ἡ κεφαλὴ οὐκ ἔστιν ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ. Caput eius non est in illo. His head was taken from him.