Saturday, August 13, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 13

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): Idus Augustae, the Ides of August!

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Jason Seizing the Golden Fleece:


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Milone robustior (English: Stronger than Milo... he was an Olympic victor back in the day!).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Spe labor levis (English: With hope, hard work becomes easy).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Si lupus est agnum, non est mirabile magnum (English: If a wolf eats a lamb, it's no great surprise... and that's "est" meaning "eats").

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sero sapiunt Phryges (English: The Phrygians are wise too late... which is to say: The Trojans did not realize their mistake until after they brought the wooden horse into their city).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Caunius amor (English: Love of Caunus; from Adagia 3.2.44 - This refers to an illicit love, such as Byblis had for her brother Caunus).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ὁ δύο πτῶκας διώκων, οὐδέτερον καταλαμβάνει (English: He who chases two hares catches neither).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dies Ultima. 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:

Veloces sunt latronum pedes.
Swift are the feet of thieves.

Lux umbra dei est.
Light is God's shadow.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pisces e Sartagine Exsilientes, the proverbial fish leaping out of the frying pan (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Haedus in Tecto et Lupus, a fable about situationality.

Haedus in Tecto et Lupus

And, direct from Rio, here are some more Latin LOLBaby pictures, with more at the blog and Pinterest Board: