Sunday, May 29, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 29

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. I've recently started a Board for the Distich Poems.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Carpe diem (English: Seize the day).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Pro mundi beneficio (English: For the good of the world).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Vulpes aetati fit astutior (English: With age, the fox grows more clever).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Plus valet bonum nomen, quam divitiae multae (English: A good name is worth more than many riches).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ne mihi Suffenus essem (English: I would not be a Suffenus with regard to myself; from Adagia 2.5.12 - Suffenus was a poet quick to criticize others with no awareness of his own faults).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀκαιρος ἐύνοια οὐδὲν ἔχθρας διαφέρει (English: Ill-timed benevolence is no different from enmity).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nil Iratus Facies. 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:

Ut ameris, amabilis esto.
To be loved, be lovable.

Artes virtutis sunt magistrae.
The arts are the teachers of excellence.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Res Sacras Portans, the story of a self-important donkey (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mors et Cupido, a story about Death and Cupid swapping arrows.

Cupido et Mors

Evan Millner's Fables. I thought you might enjoy Evan Millner's marvelous fable videos; they are available at YouTube.