Sunday, March 20, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 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 tertium decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper sic (English: Always thus).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Avarus semper pauper (English: A greedy person is always poor).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sapientis est mutare consilium (English: It is for the wise person to change his mind). 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: Voluptas e difficili data dulcissima est (English: The pleasure won with difficulty is sweetest).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Una domus non alit duos canes (English: One house can't raise two dogs; from Adagia 2.2.24).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ut Multa Discas, Multa Roga. 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:

Honos habet onus.
Public office is a burden.

Bona res quies.
Rest is a good thing.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, a story of divide-and-conquer (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Fortuna et Puer , a story about Lady Luck and a reckless boy.


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

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)