Monday, April 6, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 6

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 Idus Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Fortitudine vinco (English: Through bravery, I am victorious).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fames optimus coquus (English: Hunger is the best cook)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina (English: Beneath the lamb's skin often lurks a wolf's mind.). 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: Fortuna in homine plus quam consilium valet (English: Luck can do more for a person than a plan).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ut canis e Nilo (English: Like a dog drinking from the Nile; from Adagia 1.9.80 ... an allusion to the Aesop's fable about the dog and the crocodile ... see below!).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nemo Sibi Satis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Modum nescit ponere voluptas.
Pleasure knows not how to set limits.

Vultus indicat mores.
The face indicates the character.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursa et Vulpes, a fable about hypocrisy.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Crocodilus et Canis, the story of a dangerous crocodile and a wily dog (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canis et Crocodilus

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