Sunday, July 17, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 17

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 sextum decimum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Audentior ibo (English: I will go more boldly).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Silentium stultorum virtus (English: Silence is the fools' virtue).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Asinus stramen mavult quam aurum (English: A donkey prefers straw to gold). 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: Furor fit laesa saepius patientia (English: Patience wounded once too often becomes rage).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Semper graculus adsidet graculo (English: One jackdaw always sits next to another; from Adagia 1.2.23... birds of a feather flock together).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Homerus. 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:

Vult et non vult piger.
The lazy man wants and doesn't want.

Irritare canem noli dormire volentem.
Do not disturb a dog who wants to sleep.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Grammaticus, the story of a sneaky schoolteacher (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vultur Convivium Faciens, the grim story of the vulture's birthday party.

vultur et aves

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