Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 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 Ianuarias, the day before the Nones of January.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Florebo quocumque ferar (English: I will flourish wherever I end up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Auribus lupum teneo (English: I'm holding the wolf by the ears).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cattus de caseo tarde depellitur eso (English: It is too late to drive the cat away from the cheese once it's already been eaten).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Interrogate de semitis antiquis, quae sit via bona, et ambulate in ea (Jer. 6:16). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Igne quid utilius?
What is more useful than fire?

Occasio capienda est.
You must seize the opportunity.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Puer Mendax, the famous story of the boy who cried wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Gallus et Fures, the tale of an unfortunate rooster.

Fures et Gallus

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

Vulpes et Cauda Detruncata