Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 24

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 octavum Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Cicatrix manet (English: The scar remains).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ratione, non vi (English: By reason, not force).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Colubra restem non parit (English: A snake does not beget a rope).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Hic timens Charybdim, incidi in Scyllam (English: Fearing Charybdis, I fell into Scylla).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Tristior Areopagita (English: 1.9.41; from Adagia More gloomy than an Areopagite - The Areopagus was the Hill of Mars in Athens, and the Areopagites were members of the court which convened there, hence proverbially grim, silent and gloomy).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Θεός τε τοῖς ἀργοῦσιν οὐ παρίσταται (English: God does not help lazy people).

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Fratres Concordes.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Aut Caesar, aut nihil.
Either a Caesar. or nothing.

Felix qui pacificus.
Happy is he who is peaceable.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, in which an ant makes a reckless request of Jupiter (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Senex et Vulpes, a story made famous by Horace.

leo et vulpes

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: SINE SOLE SILEO.