Thursday, May 14, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 14

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): pridie Idus Maias, the day before the Ides of May.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Omnia praetereunt (English: All things pass away).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex sudore vultus (English: By the sweat of my brow).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Non missura cutem nisi plena cruoris hirudo (English: The leech will not let go of the skin unless it's full of blood).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sufficit sua diei malitia (English: Sufficient unto the day are its own troubles).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Fuimus Troes (English: We were the Trojans; from Adagia 1.9.50, sad words from Book II of Vergil's Aeneid).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μὴ παιδὶ μάχαιραν (English: [Give] not a sword to a child).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Gloria Umbra Virtutis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Divitiae meae sunt, tu autem divitiarum es.
My wealth belongs to me, but you belong to your wealth.

Non sine umbra corpus.
There is no body without a shadow.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tubicen Captus, a fable about the plight of non-combatants in a war (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpecula et Tintinnabulum, a story about how you can't believe everything you hear.

Vulpes et Tympana

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: NIL SINE NOBIS.