Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 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 septimum Kalendas Martias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Nil time (English: Fear nothing).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubes lux (English: After clouds, the light).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Equo ne credite, Teucri! (English: Don't trust the horse, O Trojans!).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Fatuus fatua loquetur. (English: The fool will speak foolish things).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Alia Lacon, alia asinus illius portat (English: Lacon is carrying one thing, but his donkey is carrying something else; from Adagia 2.2.86 — Trying to avoid taxes, Lacon hid his honey underneath some barley, but the donkey slipped and fell, revealing the hidden honey).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Κύων εἰς τόν ἴδιον ἔμετον (English: The dog goes to his own vomit).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nosce Teipsum. 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:

Sapientia omnia operatur.
Wisdom can do all things.

Cum audace non eas in via.
Do not travel with a bold companion.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Satyrus et Viator, a funny fable about blowing both hot and cold (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis et Homo Admorsus, a story about canine crime and punishment.

Homo a Cane Morsus

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo Senex et Vulpes, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

leo et vulpes