Monday, October 12, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 12

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 quartum Idus Octobres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Teipsum inspice (English: Examine yourself).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Dictis factisque simplex (English: In words and deeds, simple).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Noli irritare leonem (English: Do not irritate the lion).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Iustitia in sese virtutes continet omnes (English: Justice contains in itself all the virtues).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Naviget Anticyras (English: Let him go to Anticyrae; from Adagia 1.8.52 - You could find hellebore in Anticyrae, which was reputed to be a cure for madness).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεὸς (English: The proverbial Deus ex machina; find out more at Wikipedia).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Vive tua sorte contentus.
Live and be content with your lot in life.

Coniugem ama.
Love your spouse.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the dog fooled by his own reflection.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus et Apes, the story of a bear who is his own worst enemy (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ursus et Apes

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Illuminated Manuscripts ("Nowhere Man" by the Beatles), which you can watch at YouTube also.