Friday, January 2, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 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 Ianuarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Depressus extollor (English: Pushed down, I rise up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Senectus vitae hiems (English: Old age is the winter of life)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Tempus est optimus iudex (English: Time is the best judge). 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: Brevissima esto memoria iracundiae (English: Let your memory of an angry mood be as brief as possible).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Auribus lupum teneo (English: I'm holding the wolf by the ears; from Adagia 1.5.25 - the idea is that it's dangerous to hold on... and dangerous to let go!).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vivo Ut Moriar. 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 Gallus et Fures, the story of a rooster caught by thieves.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis in Praesepe et Bos, the famous story of the dog in the manger (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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

leonis conversatio fallax