Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 3

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 tertium Nonas Februarias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Iustitia omnibus (English: With justice for all).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Rerum Sapientia custos (English: Wisdom is the guardian of all things).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troia fuisset? (English: Who would know Hector, if Troy had been happy?). 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: Necessitati sapiens nihil umquam negat (English: A wise person does not ever refuse anything demanded by necessity).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Rex aut asinus (English: A king, or a donkey; from Adagia 3.5.41 — this saying means something like "you're either a winner or a loser").

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Non Sumus Mancipia Corporis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amicus cum vitiis ferendus est.
You must tolerate a friend together with his faults.

Virtuti sapientia comes.
Wisdom is a companion to excellence.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Mus, et Caseus, a fable with powerful political implications for our modern world... (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pater et Filii Litigantes, the famous story of a lesson in unity.

Pater et Filii (de Concordia)

Evan Millner's Fables. I thought you might enjoy Evan Millner's marvelous fable videos; they are available at YouTube: De Gallo.