Thursday, July 2, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 2

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 sextum Nonas Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amor aedificat (English: Love builds up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Repetitio mater memoriae (English: Repetition is the mother of memory).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Canis in praesepi (English: The dog in the manger). 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: Virtutis omnis impedimentum est timor (English: Fear is an obstacle to every virtue).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Lupus in fabula (English: Speak of the wolf; from Adagia 3.8.56 - which is the Latin equivalent of our "Speak of the devil" ... and he appears).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Intentus in Unum. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Altius tendo.
I strive to go higher.

Cavendo tutus.
By being cautious, safe.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Bos, the famous story of the dog in the manger which showed up in a proverb today too (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pisces, Magni et Minuti, a story about why "small is beautiful."

Pisces Magni et Minuti

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Greek Philosophers, which you can watch at YouTube also.