Saturday, March 12, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 12

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

It is SPRING BREAK for me, and I'll be away for a week, but you can console yourself with these Pinterest Boards: Bestiaria Latina at Pinterest, and the LatinLOLCat Board. See you in a week!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Idus Martias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Perge audacter (English: Go forward boldly).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Pax optima rerum (English: Peace is the best of things).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Cum lupis ulula (English: With the wolves, you need to howl).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Cognosco oves meas, et cognoscunt me meae (English: I know my sheep, and my sheep know me).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Semper feliciter cadunt Iovis taxilli (English: The dice always fall lucky for Jupiter; from Adagia 1.3.9).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Λύκου πτερὰ ζητεῖς. (English: You're looking for wings on a wolf... and of course you will not find any!).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Doce ut Discas. 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:

Voluptas malorum mater omnium.
Pleasure is the mother of all evils.

Fallaces sunt rerum species.
The appearances of things are deceiving.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Catus et Gallus, in which the cat has an answer to every excuse (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aper et Vulpes, a fable about being prepared.

Vulpes et Aper

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄφθονοι Μουσῶν θύραι. Invidiae expertes Musarum fores. The doors of the Muses are free of envy.