Thursday, February 19, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 19

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 undecimum Kalendas Martias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Grata quies (English: Repose is welcome).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iniuriarum remedium oblivio (English: The remedy for injuries you've suffered is to forget about them).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Errores medicorum terra tegit (English: The earth covers the doctors' mistakes). 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: Brevis ipsa vita est, sed malis fit longior (English: Life itself is short, but it becomes longer through suffering).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Piscis primum a capite foetet (English: The fish starts to stink from the head; from Adagia 4.2.97 - the idea being that organizations also start to stink with corruption from the top).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Iratum noli stimulare.
Do not provoke someone who is angry.

Malo me diligi quam metui.
I prefer to be loved rather than feared.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Homo, Concertantes, a wonderful story about art and life.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, the story of a snake and its unwelcome gift (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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

0113 De vulpe et corvo