Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Augustas.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Diogenes Casting away his Cup; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Aedificate alterutrum! (English: Sustain one another!).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nunc et semper (English: Now and always).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ex ovis pravis non bona venit avis (English: From bad eggs no good bird comes).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: In domo patris mei, mansiones multae sunt (English: In my father's house, there are many mansions).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ne e quovis ligno Mercurius fiat (English: You can't make a statue of Mercury out of just any block of wood; from Adagia 2.5.47).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἡ κύων ἐν φάτνῃ (English: the proverbial "dog in the manger").

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Roma-Amor. 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:

Beneficium beneficio responde.
Repay one favor with another.

Diem nox premit, dies noctem.
Night presses upon day, day night.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Alauda, Pulli, et Agri Dominus, a fable about procrastination.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Viatores Duo, a funny story about a foolish quarrel (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Asinus Controversus

And here is another lovely item from the Enzo Proverb Project! The only thing cuter than Latin cats has to be this beautiful Latin baby: Si vis amari, ama.