Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 29

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 quartum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Nocumentum documentum (English: An injury is a lesson).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Paulatim, sed firmiter (English: Slowly but surely).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Aliena capella distentius uber habet (English: The neighbor's goat has a fuller udder).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Argento obediunt omnia (English: All things obey the coin).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Pasetis semiobolus (English: The half-penny of Pases; from Adagia 2.7.31 - Pases was a famous magician who would pay for his purchases and would then use a conjuring trick so that the coins ended up back in his own pocket).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Καρκῖνος ὀρθα βαδίζειν οὐ μεμάθηκεν (English: The crab never learned to walk straight).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Caelestia sequor.
I pursue heavenly things.

Qui quaerit, invenit.
He who seeks, finds.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tigris et Venatores, the sad story of the tiger and her cubs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus, Umbra Eius, et Leo, the story of self-important wolf.

Lupus et Umbra Eius

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

leo et pastor