Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 17

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 Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Invictus maneo (English: I remain unconquered).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Comes festinationis paenitentia (English: Regret is the companion of hastiness).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Experientia magistra stultorum (English: Experience is the teacher of fools). 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 animus nullo satiatur lucro (English: The greedy soul is satisfied by no amount of profit).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aliter catuli longe olent, aliter sues (English: Puppies smell one way, and pigs another way entirely; from Adagia 1.8.77).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Domi manendum.
We should stay home.

Ne crede oculis; falli possunt.
Don't believe your eyes; they can be fooled.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Equus Circensis Molae Iugatus, the sad story of an old racehorse (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mercator et Nauta, a funny story about different ways of life.

Mercator et Nauta

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Viva Roma No. V, which you can watch at YouTube also.