Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 8

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 Idus Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Perseveranti dabitur (English: To the one who perseveres, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Durum omnibus placere (English: It is hard to please everybody).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Tangor, non frangor, ab undis (English: I am touched but not broken by the waves). 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: Cuivis dolori remedium est patientia (English: Patience is a remedy for any kind of grief).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aquilam noctuae comparas (English: You're comparing an eagle to an owl; from Adagia 1.9.18 - a proverb about "apples and oranges" but from the world of birds).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fide Parum, Multum Vide. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Pacem amo.
I love peace.

Qui bibit, dormit; 
qui dormit, non peccat; 
qui non peccat, sanctus est; 
ergo qui bibit sanctus est.
He who drinks, sleeps; he who sleeps, does not sin; he who does not sin is a saint; therefore, he who drinks is a saint.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mare et Agricola, a story about the sea and the winds.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Graculus et Avarus , a story about a miserly man and a greedy bird (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Graculus et Avaurs

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