Saturday, November 7, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 7

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 septimum Idus Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ubique paratus (English: Ever prepared).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is In varietate voluptas (English: There is a pleasure in variety)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Qui gladio ferit, gladio perit (English: He who wounds by the sword, dies by the sword). 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: Improbe Neptunum accusat, qui iterum naufragium facit (English: It's dishonest to blame Neptune for the second shipwreck).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus portans mysteria (English: The donkey carrying the icons; from Adagia 2.2.4, alluding to the Aesop's fable about that self-important donkey).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Maximae Opes Prodesse. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sorte sua contentus.
Content with one's lot in life.

Primus sum egomet mihi.
I am my own Number One.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Muli et Latrones, a story in praise of the simple life.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus, Feles, et Gallus, a story about how appearances can be deceiving (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Feles, Gallus et Mus

Words from Mythology. For more about TITANIC and the TITANS, see this blog post.