Monday, September 12, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 12

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): pridie Idus Septembres, the day before the Ides of September.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Iracundiam rege (English: Control your anger).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, tuto, iucunde (English: Swiftly, safely, happily).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Leonina societas periculorum plena (English: Alliance with a lion is full of dangers).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Caritas perfecta foras mittit timorem (English: Perfect love drives fear out).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Charetis pollicitationes (English: The promises of Chares; from Adagia 2.6.84... Chares was an Athenian general notorious for being quick to make promises and failing to live up to them).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Χαλεπὰ τὰ καλά (English: The beautiful things are difficult).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Divitiis Utamur Ut Oportet. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fama crescit eundo. 
Rumor grows as it goes.

Scito teipsum.
Know thyself.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Bos Fimum Evehens, a funny story about cleaning up after ourselves (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ranae et Puer, a fable about empathy.

Pueri et Ranae

Evan Millner's Fables. I thought you might enjoy Evan Millner's marvelous fable videos; they are available at YouTube.