Thursday, January 22, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 22

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 undecimum Kalendas Februarias: Ludi Palatini.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Vae soli! (English: Woe to the one who is alone!).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, non temere (English: Quickly, not rashly).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Unicus filius infatuatur, unicus sus impinguatur (English: An only son grows foolish, an only pig grows fat).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Asinus magis stramina vult quam aurum (English: The donkey wants straw more than gold).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Phormionis torus (English: The bed of Phormio; from Adagia 2.9.66 - Phormio was a vigorous general who loved the military life and slept on the ground with this men, which is to say, without a bed at all).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀνδρὶ σοφῷ πᾶσα γῆ βατή (English: The whole world is accessible to the wise man).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nulli inimicus ero.
I will be an enemy to no one.

Decus in labore.
There is dignity in work.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Satyrus et Viator, the story of a traveler rescued by a satyr.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, the story of the monkey who thinks her babies are the most beautiful (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Simia et Iuppiter - Osius

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

Leo, Asinus et Vulpes, Socii - Osius