Saturday, April 1, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 1

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): Kalendae Apriles, the Kalends of April.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Parta labore quies (English: Repose resulting from hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus (English: Don't tickle a sleeping dragon).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Funiculus triplex non facile rumpitur (English: A triple rope is not easily broken).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἁμ' ἕπος, ἅμ' ἔργον (English: No sooner said than done).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Gloria Umbra Virtutis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Diligite inimicos vestros.
Love your enemies.

Inimici diligendi sunt, sed cavendi.
Love your enemies, but watch out.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pater, Filius, et Asinus, a fable about how you can't please everyone (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Gallina et Ova Serpentis, a fable about a foolish hen.

Gallina et Hirundo

Words from Mythology. For more about the mythological Narcissus and modern-day narcissists, see this blog post.