Sunday, May 24, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 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 nonum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Conanti dabitur (English: To the one who strives, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Suum cuique pulchrum (English: To each his own is beautiful).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Athanasius contra mundum (English: Athanasius against the world). 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: Velox consilium sequitur paenitentia (English: A hasty plan results in regret).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Habet et musca splenem (English: Even the fly has its spleen; from Adagia 3.5.7).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quanto Dignior. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Timendi causa est nescire.
Ignorance is the cause of fear.

Odium numquam potest esse bonum.
Hatred can never be a good thing.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, the story of an ant who had the misfortune of getting what she asked for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Avara et Gallina, a fable of unintended consequences.

Mulier et Gallina Obesa

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