Thursday, April 21, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 21

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 undecimum Kalendas Maias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Paulatim (English: Little by little).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iustitia virtutum regina (English: Justice is the queen of the virtues)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo non formosus filius matri (English: No one fails to be a beautiful son for his mother). 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: Male vivunt, qui se semper victuros putant (English: People who think they are going to live forever do a bad job of living).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Caudae pilos equinae paulatim vellere (English: Plucking the hairs of a horse's tail, one by one; from Adagia 1.8.95).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Arte Et Marte. 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:

Sapiens sua bona secum fert.
A wise man carries his goods with him.

Discere ne cessa.
Do not stop learning.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, a funny story about a greedy man and his orchard (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Agricola, a fable about being careful what you ask for.

Ne nimium

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Gutenberg ("Sunday Girl" by Blondie), which you can watch at YouTube also. When you read a printed Latin book, you are in Gutenberg's debt!