Saturday, August 15, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 15

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 duodevicesimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Impelle obstantia (English: Push obstacles aside).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Consulto et audacter (English: Deliberately and boldly).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Si lupus est agnum, non est mirabile magnum (English: If a wolf eats a lamb, it's no great surprise).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Iudas non dormit (English: Judas does not sleep).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Caunius amor (English: A love of Caunus; from Adagia 3.2.44 - This refers to an illicit love, such as Byblis had for her brother Caunus).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ὁ δύο πτῶκας διώκων, οὐδέτερον καταλαμβάνει (English: One who pursues two rabbits catches neither).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Cedamus amori.
Let us yield to love.

Trahit sua quemque voluptas.
Each person's pleasure pulls him along.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Fures et Coquus, a story about two wicked boys.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sus Parturiens et Lupus, the story of a wolf who would be a midwife (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Initium rerum gestarum desiderium est.