Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 29

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 tertium Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper pertinax (English: Always persevering).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Primus inter pares (English: First among equals).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Alius est amor, alius cupido (English: Love is one thing, desire another). 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: Virtutis omnis impedimentum est timor (English: Fear is an obstacle to every virtue).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Lupus in fabula (English: Speak of the wolf; from Adagia 3.8.56 — a saying that is used like our "speak of the Devil").

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Umbrae Magnae. 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:

Omnia Fortunae committo.
I entrust all things to Lady Luck.

Nolite fieri servi hominum.
Become not servants of men.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes Sine Cauda, a story about foxes and fashion (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Catus, a story about the single-minded cat and the versatile fox.

vulpes et feles

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Stories from the Greek Comedians by Alfred J. Church.