Friday, April 24, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 24

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 octavum 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 MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Cavendo (English: By being careful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Longae regum manus (English: Long are the hands of kings).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Morborum medicus omnium mors ultimus (English: The last doctor of every disease is death). 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: Stultum est queri de adversis, ubi culpa est tua (English: It's stupid to complain about difficulties when the fault is yours).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Bestia bestiam novit (English: One beast knows another; from Adagia 4.7.57).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Amicus ut Non Alius, Inimicus ut Non Idem. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Numquam satis discitur.
There is never enough learning.

Omnia Fortunae committo.
I entrust all things to Luck.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Apes, Fur, et Mellarius, a story about the bees' mistaken judgment.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus, a story about a duplicitous ostrich (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Struthiocamelus Perfidus

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

Leo et Tauri - Osius