Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 10

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 Novembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Meliora supersunt (English: The better things survive).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ne quid nimis (English: Not anything in excess).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ex verbis fatuos, ex aure tenemus asellos (English: We grasp donkeys by the ear, and fools by their words).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Homo ad laborem nascitur (English: Man is born to labor).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ne Hercules quidem adversus duos (English: Not even Hercules fights against two at once; from Adagia 1.5.39).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Χαλεπὸν τὸ ἑαυτὸν γνῶναι (English: It is difficult to know oneself).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Lege: sapere aude!
Read: dare to know!

Ex parvo satis.
From little, enough.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Catus et Gallus, the story of a righteous rooster and a wicked cat.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pulex et Abbas, a funny story about a perfidious insect (this fable has a vocabulary list).

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄρκτου παρούσης ἴχνη ζητεῖς. Ursa praesente vestigia quaeris. Here's the bear, and you're looking for tracks.