Monday, June 13, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 13 (Monday)

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): Idus Iuniae, the Ides of June.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Excelsior! (English: Higher!).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fato prudentia maior (English: Forethought is greater than fate).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sapit qui reputat (English: He is wise who thinks twice). 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: Habet suum venenum blanda oratio (English: Sweet speech has its own venom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Lupus pilum mutat, non mentem (English: The wolf may change his coat, but not his character; from Adagia 3.3.19).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Luciferi Regna. 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:

Cupiditati nihil satis.
Greed is never satisfied.

Libros lege; quae legeris, memento.
Read books; what you read, remember.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus in Cista Natus, about the mouse's broadening horizons (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes Sine Cauda, a story about the tyranny of fashion.

Vulpes et Cauda Detruncata

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Irrideo tempestatem. I scoff at the storm.