Friday, January 29, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 29

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 quartum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Beati misericordes (English: Blessed are the merciful).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Deo et labore (English: By means of God and hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Fugiens ursum, incidi in leonem (English: Fleeing the bear, I ran into the lion).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Cui multum datum est, multum quaeretur ab eo (English: Much is expected from him to whom much is given).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Amyclas perdidit silentium (English: Silence destroyed Amyclae; from Adagia 1.9.1 - Supposedly the people of Amyclae had once been disturbed by false reports of an enemy invasion, so they passed a law forbidding anyone to report an enemey invasion, which meant the town was easily captured when the enemy did arrive).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀνερρίφθω κῦβος (English: The die is cast).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Viribus Iungenda Sapientia. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Mens sana in corpore sano.
A healthy mind in a healthy body.

Cuncta docet necessitas.
Necessity teaches all things.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Tigris et Venatores, a sad story of a mother's love.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Testudo et Iuppiter, the story of how the turtle got its shell (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Iuppiter et Testudo

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Aedificate alterutrum. Help one another.