Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 7

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 septimum Idus Iunias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Ne obliviscaris (English: Do not forget).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Mens opulentior auro (English: The mind is more splendid than gold).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Intereunt feles, celebrant convivia mures (English: The cats die; the mice hold a party).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnia tempus habent (English: All things have their time).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Lynceo perspicacior (English: More clear-sighted than Lynceus; from Adagia 2.1.54; Lynceus was a legendary figure famous for his eyes; he supposedly invented mining for metals since he could see the silver and gold under the ground).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ὄφις εἰ μὴ φάγοι ὄφιν, δράκων οὐ γενήσεται (English: If the snake does not eat a snake, it will not become a dragon).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Mors. 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:

Nos duo turba sumus.
We two are a crowd.

Matris imago filia est.
The daughter is the image of her mother.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Gemelli Eius, a story about a mother who treats her two children very differently.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Transformata, the story of the wicked man who became a man (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Homo Formica Factus

Words from Mythology. For more about CEREAL and the goddess CERES, see this blog post.