Monday, May 9, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 9

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 septimum Idus Maias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper liber (English: Always free).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Difficile perspicere futura (English: It is difficult to discern the future)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Si tacuisses, philosophus mansisses (English: If you had remained silent, you would have remained a philosopher). 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: Quicquid plus quam necesse est possideas, premit (English: Whatever you possess beyond what is necessary is a burden).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is E squilla non nascitur rosa (English: A rose is not born from a shrimp; from Adagia 2.3.93).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ad Parentes. 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:

Nosce te ipsum.
Know yourself.

Qui amat periculum, in illo peribit.
He who loves danger will perish in it.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus, Feles, et Gallus, a story about how appearances can be deceiving (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, another story about deceptive appearances!

Asinus in Pelle Leonis

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: SOL LUCET OMNIBUS.