Thursday, June 25, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 25

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): ante diem septimum Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Festinare nocet (English: To hurry does harm).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In dubiis constans (English: In moments of doubt, steadfast).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Mus debacchatur ubi cattus non dominatur (English: The mouse parties when the cat is not in charge).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nolite solliciti esse in crastinum (English: Don't worry about tomorrow).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Tithoni senecta (English: The old age of Tithonus — you can read about Tithonus at Wikipedia; from Adagia 1.6.65).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἁ δὴ χεὶρ την χεῖρα νίζει (English: One hand washes another).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Iniuria Repetit Auctorem. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ex luna scientia.
From the moon, knowledge.

Ipsa scientia potestas est.
Knowledge itself is power.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Piscatores, a story of "monkey-see, monkey-do."

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mors et Senex, a "memento mori" type of fable (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Words from Mythology. For more about "calliope" the musical instrument and Calliope the goddess, see this blog post.