Sunday, December 13, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 13

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): Idus Decembres, the Ides of December.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Virescit virtus (English: Virtue flourishes).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sua cuique hora (English: To each his own time).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is In terra caecorum monoculus rex (English: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king). 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: Bis interimitur, qui suis armis perit (English: Someone who dies by his own weapons dies twice over).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is E cantu dignoscitur avis (English: You know the bird by its song; from Adagia 4.2.21).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ne Ferrum Igni. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Occasio capienda est.
You must seize the opportunity.

Amor metu vacat.
Love is free from fear.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus in Cista Natus, the story of a mouse who broadened its horizons (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Monedula Liberata, a paradoxical fable about the cost of freedom.

Monedula (Graculus) Liberata

Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is Gaudete, in honor of Gaudete Sunday; you can find the Latin lyrics at the blog post.