Sunday, December 4, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 4

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): pridie Nonas Decembres, the day before the Nones of December.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Amicus amico (English: A friend to a friend).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tussis pro crepitu (English: A cough to cover a fart)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Tempus est vitae magister (English: Time is the teacher of life). 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: Effugere cupiditatem regnum est vincere (English: To escape desire is to conquer a kingdom).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Vel muscas metuit praetervolitantes (English: He's scared even of flies that flutter by; from Adagia 1.5.66).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dei Donum Fides. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Post nubila Phoebus.
After the clouds, sunshine.

Arma tuentur pacem.
Arms protect the peace.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes et Corium, the story of some greedy dogs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cera Lateri Invidens, the sad story of a wax candle.


Gaudium Mundo. Today's holiday song is O Viri, Este Hilares, Latin versions of "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen."