Saturday, May 31, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 31

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): pridie Kalendas Iunias, the day before the Kalends of June.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Unitate fortior (English: Stronger through union).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sua cuique vitia (English: Each person has their own vices)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Cancri numquam recte ingrediuntur (English: Crabs never walk straight). 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: Nusquam melius morimur homines, quam ubi libenter viximus (English: People can never have a better death than when they have lived as they wished).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus asino et sus sui pulcher (English: One donkey thinks another is lovely, as one pig does another; from Adagia 4.10.64).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Legisse Parum Est. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pulex, Homo, et Hercules, a funny little story about a man beaten by a flea and the plea he makes to Hercules (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Milvus Aegrotans, the story of a kite's deathbed repentence.

Milvus Aegrotus

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: πνεῦμα ἅγιον ἐπελεύσεται ἐπὶ σέ. Spiritus Sanctus superveniet in te. The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee.