Monday, April 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 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 looking for free copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: Fables, Proverbs and Distichs — Free PDFs.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Maias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In libris libertas (English: In books, freedom).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Perdimus anguillam dum manibus stringimus illam (English: We lose the eel when we squeeze it with our hands).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Qui ambulat in tenebris, nescit quo vadat (English: He who walks in the shadows knows not where he goes).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Κακὸν δῶρον ἴσον ζημία (English: A bad gift is equivalent to a loss).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lex et Iustitia. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amor caecus.
Love is blind.

Faciam meo modo.
I will do it in my way.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ciconia et Uxor Eius, a sobering story of domestic violence (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cicada et Noctua, a story about a noisy neighbor.

Noctua et Cicada

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν ἄνθρωπον κατ᾽ εἰκόνα θεοῦ. Creavit Deus hominem ad imaginem suam. God created man in his own image.