Thursday, November 13, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 13

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): Idus Novembres, the Ides of November.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Incepta persequor (English: I pursue what I have begun).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnium artifex sapientia (English: Wisdom is the maker of all things).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo ante mortem beatus (English: No one (can be called) happy before his death). 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: Feras, non culpes, quod mutari non potest (English: You should endure, not blame, what cannot be changed).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Homo homini lupus (English: Man is a wolf to man; from Adagia 1.1.70).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Parentum Errata. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ito bonis avibus.
Go with good omens.

Illic enim patria est, ubi tibi sit bene.
There your homeland is where it suits you well.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pavo et Iuno, a story about being satisfied with your own special gifts.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cervus et Amici Eius, a story about the perils of having too many friends (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Cervus et Amici Eius

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

Leo Amatorius