Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 30

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 tertium Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Constans esto (English: Be steadfast).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Honesta quam splendida (English: Honorable things, rather than flashy).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus (English: Don't tickle a sleeping dragon - yes, it's the motto of Hogwarts).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Funiculus triplex non facile rumpitur (English: A triple rope is not easily broken).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Cyclobori vox (English: The sound of the Cycloborus; from Adagia 3.2.16 - The Cycloborus was a river in Greece, proverbial for its roaring and crashing water course; to make a sound like the Cycloborus was to make a very large noise indeed!).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἁμ' ἕπος, ἅμ' ἔργον (English: No sooner said than done).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vitae Sanctorum. 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:

Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscere potum.
Drink the whole glass, if you want to know the drink.

Teipsum inspice.
Take a look at yourself.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mercurius, Homo, et Formicae, a story about how it all depends on your point of view (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mustela et Lima, the story of a bloodthirsty weasel.

Mustela et Lima

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Constantine ("Come On, Eileen" by Dexy's Midnight Runners), which you can watch at YouTube also.