Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 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): pridie Nonas Maias, the day before the Nones of May.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Auxilio divino (English: With divine assistance).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sic semper tyrannis (English: Thus always to tyrants).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses (English: If you had remained silent, you would have remained a philosopher). 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: Necessitas dat legem, non ipsa accipit (English: Necessity imposes the law; she does not obey it).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is E squilla non nascitur rosa (English: A rose is not born from a shrimp; from Adagia 2.3.93).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Boni et Mali. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amicitia semper prodest.
Friendship is always useful.

Multum legendum, non multa.
You should read much, not many.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simiae Saltantes, a story about how monkeys will always be monkeys.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Alauda, Pulli, et Agri Dominus, a fable about how timing is everything (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Alauda et Pulli Eius

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

Equus et Leo Medicus