Friday, November 7, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 7

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 septimum Idus Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Maiora sequor (English: I follow greater things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is In varietate voluptas (English: There is a pleasure in variety).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non mare transisset, pavidus si nauta fuisset (English: The sailor would not have crossed the sea, if he had been afraid). 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: Improbe Neptunum accusat, qui iterum naufragium facit (English: It's dishonest to blame Neptune for the second shipwreck).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus portans mysteria (English: The donkey carrying the icons; from Adagia 2.2.4 - an allusion to the Aesop's fable).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Oderint, dum metuant.
Let them hate, so long as they fear.

Iratum noli stimulare.
Do not provoke someone who is angry.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus, Feles, et Gallus, a great story about how appearances can be deceiving (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Vermiculus, a "physician, heal thyself" fable.

Vulpes et Vermiculus

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