Friday, February 10, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 10

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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 Idus Februarias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Origin of the Milky Way, and there are more images here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post mala prudentior (English: Wiser after misfortune).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Simia est simia, etiamsi aurea gestet insignia (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if it wears gold medals).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Noli esse iustus multum (English: Don't be too righteous).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Παρὰ τὰ δεινὰ φρονιμώτερος (English: Compare the Latin proverb above: Post mala prudentior... and δεινὰ sound even worse than Latin mala).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Omnia bona desuper.
All good things come from above.

Pacem amo.
I love peace.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ceres et Rusticus, another fable of unintended consequences (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Musca et Quadrigae, a fable about a self-important insect.

Musca et Quadrigae

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄκρον λάβε καὶ μέσον ἕξεις. Ut obtineas medium summum cape. Reach for the top and you'll have the middle.