Friday, January 16, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 16

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are a Pinterest user, you might enjoy following the Bestiaria Latina at Pinterest, and there is also a LatinLOLCat Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Scientia potentia (English: Knowledge is power).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In periculis audax (English: In dangers, [I am] bold).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Crabrones non sunt irritandi (English: You shouldn't stir up the hornets).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnes currunt, sed unus accipit bravium (English: All the racers run, but just one receives the prize).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is In Orci culum incidas (English: May you fall into Orcus's butthole; this especially nasty imprecation is from Adagia 2.10.68; for more about Orcus, see Wikipedia).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Πολλαῖς πληγαῖς δρῦς δαμάζεται (English: By many blows [of the axe], the oak is overcome).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Pompeius Magnus, Cato Maior, Fabius Maximus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Vulpinatur cum vulpe.
Play the fox with the fox.

Necessitas dat ingenium.
Necessity bestows ingenuity.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Canis Saginatus, one of my all-time favorite fables about liberty (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Grus et Lupus, a story in which the wolf is the villain rather than the hero, as in the previous story!

lupus et grus

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

leo et mus