Friday, March 27, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 27

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 sextum Kalendas Apriles.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Birth of Helen, Castor, and Pollux; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Constans esto (English: Be steadfast).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Honesta quam splendida (English: Honorable things, rather than flashy).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Laesa saepius repugnat ovis (English: Wounded once too often, the sheep fights back).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Funiculus triplex non facile rumpitur (English: A triple rope is not easily broken).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Cyclobori vox (English: The sound of the Cycloborus; from Adagia 3.2.16 - the Cycloborus was a river in Greece, proverbial for its roaring and crashing water course; to make a sound like the Cycloborus was to make a very large noise indeed!).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἁμ' ἕπος, ἅμ' ἔργον (English: No sooner said than done!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

In mari aquam quaeris.
You're looking for water in the ocean.

Suis rebus contentum esse maximae sunt divitiae.
The greatest wealth is to be content with your own stuff.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mus et Montes, a tale of sound and fury... signifying nothing.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Divinator et Latrones, about a fortuneteller oblivious to his own fortune (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Vates et Fur

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

Vulpes et Vermiculus