Saturday, May 30, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 30

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 tertium Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Spes infracta (English: My hope is unbroken).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sua cuique vitia (English: Each person has their own vices).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Quam cito transit gloria mundi (English: How quickly the glory of the world passes by!). 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: Is minimo eget mortalis, qui minimum cupit (English: He who wants least needs least).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Volentem bovem ducito (English: Lead the willing ox; from Adagia 4.1.27).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Malum Minus Elige. Click here for a full-sized view (yes, it's a blast from the past!).

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Confide et noli timere.
Have faith and fear not.

Patria est ubi bene sit cuique.
Each person's homeland is where things go well for him.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Res Sacras Portans, a story about a self-important ass (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Serpentis Cauda, a story about the ambitious snake's tail.

Cauda Serpentis et Caput

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

Leo et Filius Eius