Saturday, September 26, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 26

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 Kalendas Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Deus providebit (English: God will provide).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Grave servitutis iugum (English: The yoke of bondage is heavy).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Leonina societas periculorum plena (English: Alliance with a lion is full of dangers). 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: Tam deest avaro, quod habet, quam quod non habet (English: The miser lacks both what he has as well as what he doesn't).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Echinus partum differt (English: The hedgehog delays giving birth; from Adagia 2.4.82 - and the longer she waits, the more prickly the unborn baby becomes!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amicus res rara.
A friend is a rare thing.

Non timeo, sed caveo.
I am not afraid, but I am cautious.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the dog who was fooled by his own reflection (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Formicae et Cicada, another well-known fable — this is the one about the grasshopper and the ants.

Formica et Cicada

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth mindset motto, see this blog post. Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe.