Thursday, November 19, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: Thursday, November 19

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'll be out of town for a week, but I will have around round-up before Thanksgiving next week!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas vincet (English: The truth will be victorious).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Ex humo homo (English: Man is from the earth).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Di lanatos pedes habent (English: The gods have woollen feet). 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: Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The day after is the student of the day before = Tomorrow learns from yesterday).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cauda tenes anguillam (English: You're trying to hold an eel by the tail; from Adagia 1.4.94).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Aliud agendi tempus, aliud quiescendi.
There's a time for working and a time for resting.

Lux venit ab alto.
The light comes from on high.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Quercus et Iuppiter, a story about trees who are their own worst enemy (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mures, Feles, et Tintinnabulum , the famous story of belling the cat.

mures et feles

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

leonis conversatio fallax