Monday, December 7, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 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 Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Audaciter (English: Boldly).

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 Durum ad nutum alterius ambulare (English: It is a hard thing to walk according to someone else's nod). 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: Ubi peccat aetas maior, male discit minor (English: When the older generation makes mistakes, the younger learns a bad lesson).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Octipedem excitas (English: You're rousing the eight-legged scorpion; from Adagia 1.1.63 ... needless to say, you don't want to rile a scorpion).

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

Suum cuique pulchrum.
To each his own is beautiful.

Ex parvo satis.
From little, enough.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Medicus et Mortuus, a story about medical hindsight.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Transformata, a story about how the ant used to be a farmer (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Homo Formica Factus

Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is O Hanukkah, in honor of the festival of Hanukkah which began last night; you can find the Latin lyrics at the blog post.