Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 2

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 quartum Nonas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amico Hercule (English: With Hercules as my friend).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sapientia gubernator navis (English: Wisdom is the pilot of the ship)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Caesar non supra grammaticos (English: Caesar is not superior to the grammarians). 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: Satis est superare inimicum, nimium est perdere (English: It's enough to conquer your enemy; to destroy him is too much).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Furemque fur cognoscit, et lupum lupus (English: Thief knows thief, wolf knows wolf; from Adagia 2.3.63).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Iudicium Populi. 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 Simius et Speculum, a fable about self-awareness.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus, Leo, et Vulpes, a fable in which the spoils go to the sly fox, of course (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Leo, Ursus et Vulpes

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: Ἁ δὲ χεὶρ την χεῖρα νίζει. Manus manum lavat. One hand washes the other.