Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 11

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 quintum Idus Maias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Percussus resurgo (English: Struck, I rise up again... and for us ladies: Percussa resurgo).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Veritate et iustitia (English: With truth and justice).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Non oportet in urbe nutrire leonem (English: You should not raise a lion in the city).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Responsio mollis frangit iram (English: A gentle response shatters anger).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Mense Maio nubunt malae (English: Those who marry in the month of May marry badly; from Adagia 1.4.9 ... one explanation being that the month of the Lemuria was not a good one for weddings).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ξύλον ἀγκύλον οὐδέποτ' ὀρθόν (English: A crooked branch will never grow straight).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Qualis Pater, Talis Filius. 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:

Divitiae non semper optimis contingunt.
Wealth does not always fall to those who are best.

Audentes forsque deusque iuvat.
Both luck and god favor those who are bold.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mulier Puerpera et Lectus, a funny story about a logical fallacy (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pulex et Homo, a fable about deterrence.

Pulex et Homo

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: ἐξ αἰγύπτου ἐκάλεσα τὸν υἱόν μου. Ex Aegypto vocavi filium meum. Out of Egypt have I called my son.