Monday, March 30, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 30

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 tertium Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper sursum (English: Always upwards).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnium finis mors (English: Death is the end of all things).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Cuique suum studium (English: To each his own enthusiasm). 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 capillus unus habet umbram suam (English: Even a single hair has its shadow).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ibyci grues (English: The cranes of Ibycus; from Adagia 1.9.22, referring to the legend of the cranes who avenged Ibycus's death).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Cupiditati nihil satis.
Greed is never satisfied.

Pace nihil melius.
There is nothing better than peace.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pater, Filius, et Asinus, a hilarious story about how you can't hope to please everybody (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aquila et Vulpes, the story of the fox's vendetta against the eagle.

vulpes et aquila

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

vulpes et feles