Saturday, April 18, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 18

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 quartum decimum Kalendas Maias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper paratus (English: Always prepared).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iustitia virtutum regina (English: Justice is the queen of the virtues).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Inter pygmaeos regnat nanus (English: Among the pygmies, the dwarf is king). 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: Deliberando discitur sapientia (English: By pondering, wisdom is learned).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Caudae pilos equinae paulatim vellere (English: Plucking the hairs of a horse's tail, one by one; from Adagia 1.8.95).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Tu dormis et tempus ambulat.
You are sleeping and time walks on.

Ad nocendum potentes sumus.
We have the power to do harm.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Puer et Paedagogus, a story about a hard-hearted teacher and a drowning boy (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Apes, Fuci, et Vespa, a story about who makes the honey.

Fuci et Apes

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

Leo Mente Captus et Caprea