Friday, July 8, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 8

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 octavum Idus Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Cedamus amori (English: Let us yield to love).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Nemo magister natus (English: No one is born an expert)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Qui non laborat, non manducat (English: He who does not work, does not eat). 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: Tuti sunt omnes, unus ubi defenditur (English: All are safe, when one is protected).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equum habet Seianum (English: He's got the horse of Sejanus; from Adagia 1.10.97... This was a very unlucky horse, whose owners died: first he belonged to Sejanus, who was beheaded; then Dolabella bought him and he was killed by rebels in Epirus; the horse was then the property of Gaius Cassius, who also died, after which the horse went to Mark Anthony, who also died, and Sejanus's next owner, his last, drowned).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quis Primo Abibit. 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:

Post nubila Phoebus.
After clouds, the sun (comes out).

Verae amicitiae sempiternae sunt.
True friendships last forever.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Bos Laborans et Vitula, a story about hard work and a pampered life.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cancer et Filius Eius, a story about parenting (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Cancri Duo

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Αὐτομάτως ὁ θεὸς ἀνίησι τἀγαθά. Sponte Deus bona emittit. God freely sends forth good things.