Sunday, August 21, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 21

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 duodecimum Kalendas Septembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Ino and Melicertes, and there are more images here.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Fiat iustitia (English: Let there be justice).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Pecunia nervus belli (English: Money is the sinew of war)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Iucunda poma, si procul custodia (English: Fruits are sweet if the guard is far away). 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: O tacitum tormentum animi conscientia! (English: O conscience, the silent torment of the soul!).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cyprio bovi merenda (English: A meal fit for a Cyprian bull; from Adagia 1.10.96... The bulls of Cyprus were notorious for eating manure).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vos Qui Docetis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Eamus quo ducit fortuna.
Let's go where luck leads us.

Egomet sum mihi imperator.
I am my own boss.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Delphinus et Pisciculus, a story about a not-nice dolphin.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, a story about an unwelcome gift (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: DUM SPECTAS FUGIO