Monday, May 18, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 18

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 quintum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Virtus nobilitat (English: Virtue bestows nobility ... in other words, nobility is not just a matter of birth!).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus animae medicus (English: Time is the soul's doctor).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Stercus optimum vestigium domini (English: The master's footstep is the best fertilizer). 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: Avarus damno potius quam sapiens dolet (English: The miser grieves over a loss more than the wise man does).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equo senescenti minora admove (English: Load less on the old horse; from Adagia 2.8.52).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Virtutis Amor, Non Opum Studium. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Cave canem!
Beware of dog!

Carmina morte carent.
Songs know no death.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Castor et Venator, the story of the beaver's strategic sacrifice (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Viatores Duo et Latro, a story about solidarity... and lack thereof.

Viatores et Sacculus

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

Leaena et Ursus