Thursday, October 29, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 29

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 quartum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas praevalebit (English: The truth will prevail).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Patria cuique cara (English: Each person loves their homeland).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ora et labora, deus adest sine mora (English: Work and pray; God will aid you without delay). 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: Feras difficilia, ut facilia perferas (English: You should put up with is hard in order to carry out what is easy).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Suo ipsius indicio periit sorex (English: The shrew-mouse perished by its own testimony; from Adagia 1.3.65; you can read the fable about the shrew-mouse here).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Tibi, Hoc Aliis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Quaerendo invenietis.
By seeking you will find.

Sicut mater, ita et filia eius.
Like mother, like daughter.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Herinaceus et Colubra, a story about revenge gone wrong.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pirata et Alexander Rex, an anecdote from the past with great relevance today also (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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