Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Fiat iustitia (English: Let there be justice).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Bellum dulce inexpertis (English: War is sweet to those who have not experienced it)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Iucunda poma, si procul custodia (English: Fruits are sweet if the guard is far away). 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: Quod vult, cupiditas cogitat, non quod decet (English: Greed thinks about what it wants, not what is right).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cyprio bovi merenda (English: A meal fit for a Cyprian bull; from Adagia 1.10.96; the bulls of Cyprus were notorious for eating manure).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nomen Magnum. 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 Delphinus et Pisciculus, a story about a predatory dolphin.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, a story about an unwelcome gift (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: Ἅλας καὶ τράπεζαν μὴ παραβαίνειν. Salem et mensam ne praetereas. Never pass up salt and a supper table.