Saturday, November 1, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 1

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): Kalendae Novembres, the Calends of November.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Vincit labor (English: Hard work is victorious).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Ad Graecas calendas (English: On the Greek calends - which is to say "never," since the Greeks did not have a day called the calends as the Romans did).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is In idem flumen bis non descendimus (English: We do not go down into the same river twice). 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: Quam miserum est, cum se renovat consumptum malum (English: How wretched it is when a problem which had run its course comes back!).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Mus non uni fidit antro (English: A mouse cannot entrust itself to just one hole; from Adagia 5.1.4).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Pro Patria Cara. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Lege totum si vis scire totum
Read it all if you wish to know it all.

Cum audace non eas in via.
Do not travel with a bold companion.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cervus et Hinnulus Eius, a story about inward and outward power (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Struthiocamelus et Gallina, the story of the ostrich who wanted to fly.

Struthiocamelus Volans

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo et Equus, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Equus et Leo Medicus