Friday, August 21, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 21

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 duodecimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Fiat iustitia (English: Let there be justice).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Bellum dulce inexpertis (English: War is sweet to those who have not experienced it).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non scholae sed vitae discimus (English: We learn, not for school, but for life). 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: O tacitum tormentum animi conscientia! (English: O conscience, the silent torment of the soul!).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cyprio bovi merenda (English: A meal fit for a Cyprian bull; from Adagia 1.10.96 - The bulls of Cyprus were notorious for eating manure).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno.
One for all, all for one.

Quod est venturum, sapiens quasi praesens cavet.
The wise man is wary of what is to come as if it were already here.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Delphinus et Pisciculus, the story of a dangerous dolphin.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles et Venus, the story of a man who fell in love with a cat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Feles et Venus

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: SOL LUCET OMNIBUS.