Friday, February 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 17

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 or the Distich Poems Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Labore vinces (English: With hard work, you will triumph).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Vultu an natura sapiens sis, multum interest (English: Being wise and looking wise are not the same thing at all).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ulysseum commentum (English: A strategy worthy of Odysseus; from Adagia 2.8.79).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Rem acu tetigisti: Thou hast hitte the nayle on the headde, thou hast hitte the verye matter..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Qui Amat, Uritur. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Volo, non valeo.
I want, but I am not able.

A deo rex, a rege lex.
From God, the king; from the king, the law.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles et Venus, a story of metamorphosis (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Cornua Eius, a fable about body image.

cervus et venator

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

0113 De vulpe et corvo