Thursday, May 26, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 26

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 Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Conanti dabitur (English: To the one who strives, it will be given).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is In vino veritas (English: In wine, truth).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Athanasius contra mundum (English: Athanasius against the world). 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: Heu, conscientia animi gravis est servitus (English: Oh, conscience is a painful enslavement of the soul).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Habet et musca splenem (English: Even the fly has its spleen; from Adagia 3.5.7; anybody can get angry).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Sui Cuique Mores Fingunt Fortunam. 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:

Magna vis pecuniae.
Great is the power of money.

Legite et discite.
Read and learn.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mustela et Lima, the story of a bloodthirsty weasel (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vultures, Leo, et Aper, a story about making peace against a common enemy.

Leo, Aper, et Vultures

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo, Vulpes, et Asinus Venantes, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Leo, Asinus et Vulpes, Socii - Osius