Friday, July 10, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 10

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 Idus Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: nterdum requiescendum (English: We need to rest once in a while).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sapientia auro melior (English: Wisdom is better than gold).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Quo altior gradus, tanto profundior casus (English: The higher the step, the deeper the fall). 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: Qui sibimet vivit, aliis est emortuus (English: He who lives just for himself is dead to others).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Carpathius leporem (English: The Carpathian and the rabbit; from Adagia 2.1.81 - There were originally no rabbits on the island of Scarpanto, and when someone imported them, they overran the island and ate the crops).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Respice post te.
Look behind you.

Bene vixit qui bene latuit.
He has lived well who has kept well hidden.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Bos Laborans et Vitula, a story about the dangers of a lazy life.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cornix et Urna, the story of a wise and patient crow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Corvus et Urna

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo in Stabulum Ingressus, with links to the audio and to the blog post.