Friday, October 23, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 23

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 decimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Fiat lux (English: Let there be light).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Omni liber metu (English: Free from all fear).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Multa novit vulpes sed echinulus magnum unum (English: The fox knows many things but the little hedgehog knows one great thing).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Divitiae si affluant, nolite cor apponere (English: If riches abound, do not set your heart on them).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Atlas caelum (English: Atlas holds up the sky; from Adagia 1.1.67).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἅμαξα τὸν βουν ἕλκει (English: The cart is pulling the ox — which is basically like putting the cart before the horse).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Spes Me Erigit. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Video alta sequorque.
I see lofty things and pursue them.

Aut inveniam viam, aut faciam.
Either I will find a way, or I will make one.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia, Camelus, et Elephantus, a story about political campaigning in the animal world.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Apicula et Iuppiter, the story of how the bee got its sting (this fable has a vocabulary list).

apes et Iuppiter

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Perge audacter! Proceed boldly!