Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 24

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 octavum Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Resurgam (English: I shall rise again).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dura usu molliora (English: Hard things become softer with use)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo nisi sapiens liber est (English: No one, unless he is wise, is free). 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: Pecunia una regimen est rerum omnium (English: Money alone is the ruling principle of all things).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Mus non ingrediens antrum, cucurbitam ferebat (English: The mouse couldn't get into its hole because it was carrying a pumpkin; from Adagia 3.3.79).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Poenam Tandem Ferunt. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Piscatores, a story of "monkey-see, monkey-do."

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Gallus et Ancillae, a funny little fable about unintended consequences (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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: Ἐλεύθεραι αἶγες ἀρότρων. Liberae sunt caprae ab aratris. The goats are free from the plow.