Saturday, January 23, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 23

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 decimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Ruit hora (English: The moment rushes by).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, non temere (English: Quickly, not rashly).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Canes vetulos loro non assuefacies (English: You will not accustom old dogs to a leash).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Vae soli (English: Woe to the one who is alone).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Phormionis torus (English: The bed of Phormio; from Adagia 2.9.66 - Phormio was a vigorous general who loved the military life and slept on the ground with this men, which is to say, without a bed at all).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀνδρὶ σοφῷ πᾶσα γῆ βατή (English: For a wise man, the whole world is walkable).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Videri Vis, Esto. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Aliud est velle, aliud posse.
Wanting is one thing; being able to do it is another.

Optimum condimentum fames.
Hunger is the best seasoning.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, a story about a hunting dog grown old (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Satyrus et Viator, a story about a traveler lost in the snow... very appropriate today for where I live!

Satyrus et Viator

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Gladiator ("You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse), which you can watch at YouTube also.