Friday, February 13, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 13

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): Idus Februariae, the Ides of February.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Cedo nulli (English: I yield to no one).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iovis omnia plena (English: All things are full of God).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Cogito, ergo sum (English: I think, therefore I am). 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: Etiam oblivisci, quid sis, interdum expedit (English: Sometimes it can even be helpful to forget what you are).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Faenum habet in cornu; longe fuge (English: He's got hay on his horn; keep your distance; from Adagia 1.1.81 - the hay tied on the horn was a sign to all that the bull was especially bad-tempered).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Longa via est: propera.
The way is long: hurry.

Parva leves capiunt animos.
Small things capture silly souls.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Serpens et Filius Eius, a "dog-eat-dog" story, but with snakes (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Pastor, the famous story of Androcles and the lion.

leo et pastor

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