Friday, September 11, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 11

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 tertium Idus Septembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Iracundiam rege (English: Control your anger).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, tuto, iucunde (English: Swiftly, safely, and happily).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Leonina societas periculorum plena (English: Alliance with a lion is full of dangers).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Non est opus valentibus medico (English: People who are well have no need of a doctor).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is XXX (English: XXX; from Adagia XXX).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Charetis pollicitationes (English: The promises of Chares - 2.6.84: Chares was an Athenian general notorious for being quick to make promises and failing to live up to them).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Cito Credendum. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nosce te; nosce animum tuum.
Know yourself; know your soul.

Ingenium mala saepe movet.
Genius often stirs up trouble.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus Res Sacras Portans., a story about a self-important donkey.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Catus et Gallus, in which the rooster's self-defense does him no good at all (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Feles et Gallus

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