Monday, April 20, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 20

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 duodecimum Kalendas Maias.

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: Mone sale (English: Add wit to your advice).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Virtute et veritate (English: Through worthiness and truth).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Canis sine dentibus vehementius latrat (English: A dog without teeth barks the more fiercely).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnis qui male agit, odit lucem (English: Everyone who does wicked deeds hates the light).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Iapeto antiquior (English: Older than Iapetus; from Adagia 5.2.51 - The ancient Titan Iapetus was a distant ancestor of the human race, being as he was the father of Prometheus).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Σήψει καὶ πέτρην ὁ πολὺς χρόνος (English: A long period of time will make even the stone decay).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Cum Carum Moneas. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nolite fieri servi hominum.
Become not servants of men.

Non parvum est seipsum noscere.
It is no small thing to know oneself.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Apollo, a fable about why Jupiter really is the king of the gods (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Agricola, which is yet another fable about the mighty Jupiter.

Ne nimium

Words from Mythology. For more about MUSEUM and the Muses, see this blog post.