Sunday, March 15, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 15

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): Idus Martiae, the Ides of March.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Gratia referenda (English: Favors must be returned).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex granis acervus (English: From the grains, a heap).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Est avis in dextra melior quam quattuor extra (English: A bird in the right hand is better than four birds outside it).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Scriba doctus profert de thesauro suo nova et vetera (English: The scribe brings forth from his storehouse new things and old).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Semper feliciter cadunt Iovis taxilli (English: The dice always fall lucky for Jupiter; from Adagia 1.3.9).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Γνῶθι σ' αὐτόν (English: Know yourself).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Legite et discite.
Read and learn.

Ut ameris, amabilis esto.
To be loved, be lovable.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Muscae et Mel, a story about flies with a sweet tooth.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Haedus Saltans et Lupus, the story of the little goat who outwitted the wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Lupus et Haedus Saltans

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