Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 17

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 sextum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper vigilans (English: Ever watchful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omne futurum incertum (English: Every future thing is uncertain)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo cum sarcinis enatat (English: No one swims away with his bundles). 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: Avarus damno potius quam sapiens dolet (English: The miser grieves over a loss more than the wise man does).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equo senescenti minora admove (English: Load less on the old horse; from Adagia 2.8.52).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Hora Mortis Incerta. 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:

Longa via est: propera.
The way is long: hurry.

In libris libertas.
In books there is freedom.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Viatores Duo et Latro, a story of friendship on trial.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, a Christian version of the famous fable about Hercules and the man with a cart (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Words from Mythology. For more about CHAOS and Greek χάος, see this blog post.