Thursday, December 29, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 29

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nihil sine labore (English: Nothing without hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Camelus, cupiens cornua, aures perdidit (English: The camel, hoping for horns, lost its ears).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnia probate, quod bonum est, tenete (English: Try all things; what is good, keep).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ὀῖκος φίλος οἶκος ἄριστος (English: Dear house, best house... something like our "east or west, home is best").

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nil Magis Nostrum Est Quam Tempus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Lux umbra dei est.
Light is God's shadow.

Non omnes sancti qui calcant limina templi.
Not all are holy who tread the temple's threshold.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Haedus et Lupus Fores Pulsans, a "home alone" fable (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vespertilio Perfidus, the story of the ambiguous bat.

quadrupedes et aves

And there is also a new Latin LOLBaby: Sic itur ad astra!