Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 22

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 undecimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Mundus transit (English: The world passes away).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fortuna et labore (English: By means of luck and hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Rana in paludem ex throno resilit auro (English: The frog leaps from the golden throne into the swamp).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Audiens sapiens sapientior erit (English: The wise man who listens will be wiser).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Noctuae vos non relinquent Laurioticae (English: The owls of Laurios will never desert you; from Adagia 2.8.31 - Laurios was a wealthy region, rich in gold, and they stamped owls on their coins; hence, the saying means that you will always be wealthy).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Προβάτων οὐδὲν ὄφελος, ἐὰν ποιμὴν ἀπῇ (English: The sheep are useless if the shepherd is missing).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quomodo Discipulus Magistrum Superat? 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:

Ubi amici, ibi sunt opes.
Where friends are, there is wealth.

Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Monachi et Abbates, a funny story about being careful what you ask for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rusticus et Coluber, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished.

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Evan Millner's Fables. I thought you might enjoy Evan Millner's marvelous fable videos; they are available at YouTube. This one is Lupus et Ciconia.