Thursday, January 8, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 8

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): antediem sextum Idus Ianuarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Meliora sperando (English: By hoping for better things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Otium pulvinar diaboli (English: Leisure is the devil's cushion)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The following day is the student of the previous day). 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: Fatetur facinus is, qui iudicium fugit (English: Someone who flees the trial confesses his crime).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ex ipso bove lora sumere (English: To get the reins from the ox himself; from Adagia 1.2.77 ... in that sense, the oxen are their own worst enemy, yielding up the leather reins in death that will be used to drive the next oxen in life!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscere potum.
Drink the whole glass, if you want to know the drink.

Discere ne cessa.
Do not stop learning.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rana et Leo, a story about a lion frightened by a frog.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Corvus Aquilam Imitans, the story of an overly ambitious crow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

0216 Corvus Aquilam Imitans

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

Leo Senex