Saturday, February 20, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 20

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 decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Nil timeo (English: I fear nothing).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iniuriarum remedium oblivio (English: The remedy for injuries you've suffered is to forget about them).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Errores medicorum terra tegit (English: The earth covers the doctors' mistakes). 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: Brevis ipsa vita est, sed malis fit longior (English: Life itself is short, but it becomes longer through suffering).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Piscis primum a capite foetet (English: The fish starts to stink from the head; from Adagia 4.2.97 — a famous metaphor of how corruption begins at the top).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Adito Laborem, Vitam Age. Click here for a full-sized view. I'm sharing these with English translations at Google+ now too.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Lege totum si vis scire totum
Read it all if you wish to know it all.

Conanti dabitur.
It will be given to the one who strives.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles et Venus, the famous fable of the man who was in love with a cat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Homo, Concertantes, a story about who controls the cultural means of production.

Leo et Statua

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Quaerendo invenietis. Seek, and you will find.