Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 15

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.

I'll be off this coming week, but I should be back next Wednesday!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Incepta persequor (English: I pursue what I have begun).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Amici divitum multi (English: The friends of wealthy men are many)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ditior Croeso (English: Richer than Croesus). 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: Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The day after is the student of the day before).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Homo homini lupus (English: Man is a wolf to man; from Adagia 1.1.70).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Parentes ama, familiam cura.
Love your parents; care for your family.

Trahit sua quemque voluptas.
Each person's pleasure pulls him along.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, a medieval fable with Saint Peter cast in the traditional role of the god Hercules (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mures, Feles, et Tintinnabulum, the famous story that asks: Who will bell the cat?

mures et feles

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

Vulpes et Tympana