Saturday, July 2, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 2

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 sextum Nonas Iulias .

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Victrix patientia (English: Patience is victorious).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Quam dulcis libertas! (English: How sweet is liberty!).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is In foribus propriis canis est audacior omnis (English: Every dog is more bold in his own doorway).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Beatum est potius dare quam recipere (English: It is more blessed to give than to take).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Multi thyrsigeri, pauci Bacchi (English: Many carry the thyrsus, but few are the Bacchi; from Adagia 1.7.6; you can read about the worshippers of Bacchus at Wikipedia).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τὰ πέρυσι ἀεὶ βελτίω (English: Days gone by are best).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Deus, Homo. 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:

Claude os, aperi oculos.
Close your mouth; open your eyes.

Parentes cole, atque eorum voluntati pare.
Cherish your parents, and be obedient to their will.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis in Praesepe et Bos, the famous story of the dog in the manger (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pisces, Magni et Minuti, a parable about the great and the small.

Pisces Magni et Minuti

I also have a delightful blog to share! One of the readers of this blog has been making Latin proverb pictures of his adorable child. Isn't that a nice idea? The only thing more charming than proverbial Latin cats must be proverbial Latin babies like this one: Nosce te ipsum. You can follow the blog here: Tu quoque, Enzo, fili mi?