Sunday, October 16, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 16

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 septimum decimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Veritas elucescit (English: Truth is enlightening).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In arduis fortis (English: Bold in facing challenges).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Non faciunt meliorem equum aurei freni (English: Golden reins do not make a better horse).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Loquela tua te manifestum facit (English: Your speech reveals you plainly).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Glaucus poto melle resurrexit (English: Glaucus, having drunk the honey, came back to life; from Adagia 2.8.32 ... This refers to the legend that Glaucus, son of King Minos, fell into a jar of honey and died, but was then revived by a seer).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐχῖνος τὸν τόκον ἀναβάλλει (English: The hedgehog puts off giving birth... but this is not a good idea: the baby hedgehogs get more and more prickly with each passing day).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is In Coniuges. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Alit aemulatio ingenia.
Rivalry nourishes talent.

Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum.
A wise person corrects their own failings by observing the failings of others.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ciconia et Uxor Eius , a medieval fable of domestic violence.

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aquila et Testudo, a story about a reckless tortoise (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Aquila et Testudo

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Vulpes et Statua, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Vulpes et Persona