Friday, March 7, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 7

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): Nonae Martiae, the Nones of March.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Insisto firmiter (English: I stand steady).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tranquillo quilibet gubernator (English: When it's calm, everyone is a helmsman)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Magnus liber magnum malum (English: A big book is a big evil). 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: Necessitatem ferre, non flere addecet (English: It is better to endure what is necessary, not to bewail it).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Duos insequens lepores, neutrum capit (English: By chasing two rabbits, he catches neither; from Adagia 3.3.36).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fide Parum, Multum Vide. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes in Puteum Delapsa et Lupus, the story of a fox who needs help, not conversation (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mula et Imago Eius, a funny little story about a self-important mule.

Mulus Superbus

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: φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ. Vox clamantis in deserto. The voice of one crying in the wilderness.