Friday, November 25, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 25

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 Kalendas Decembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Cicatrix manet (English: The scar remains).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Alteri, si tibi (English: For another as if for yourself).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Dum fugans canis mingit, fugiens lepus evadit (English: When the dog in pursuit stops to pee, the fleeing rabbit gets away).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Hic timens Charybdim, incidi in Scyllam (English: Fearing Charybdis, I fell into Scylla).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Dathus bonorum (English: A Dathus of good things; from Adagia 1.3.33... Dathus was a proverbially prosperous colony, abounding in gold, on the shores of the Strymon river).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ὑπὸ παντὶ λίθῳ σκορπίος (English: Beneath every stone, a scorpion).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Tu Mihi Omnia. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Patria sua cuique iucundissima.
To each his own homeland is most pleasant.

Si satis est, multum est.
If it is enough, it is a lot.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, about the dangers of getting what you ask for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Gallus Divinus et Vulpes, a fable about a foolish prophet.

Gallus et Vulpes

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

And there's a new Latin LOLBaby; here's the blog post: Ducito bovem volentem.