Friday, December 26, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 26

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.

I hope everybody who was celebrating the Christmas holiday had a wonderful time, with safe travels for those of you traveling this weekend! The two-word motto below is for you travelers: Sperans pergo.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sperans pergo (English: By hoping, I advance).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Utile et dulce (English: Something useful, and sweet)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Post triduum hospitis satietas est (English: Three days is enough of a guest). 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: Cave quicquam incipias, quod paeniteat postea (English: Take care not to begin anything which would bring you regret later).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Simia in purpura (English: A monkey in royal robes; from Adagia 1.7.10).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Signum pacis amor.
Love is the sign of peace.

Sapientia nihil est melius.
There is nothing better than wisdom.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Poeta et Agricola, a story about solitude (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Corvus Aquilam Imitans , the story of an overly ambitious crow.

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The Latin holiday songs for today are: Rex Wenceslaus, a Latin version of "King Wenceslas," along with Veni Redemptor Gentium and also Ad stabulum, pastores, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Do szopy, hej pasterze." You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog (which runs until the end of the month).