Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 2

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 sextum Nonas Maias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post spinas palma (English: After thorns, the palm of victory).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Echinus partum procrastinat (English: The hedgehog delays giving birth ... but that's a bad idea, because the babies get more and more prickly as time goes by).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Non nobis solum nati sumus (English: We are not born for ourselves alone).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τοῖς σεαυτοῦ πτεροῖς ἥλως (English: You are captured by your own feathers... like the eagle in Aesop's fable).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Intentus in Unum. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ubi amici, ibi sunt opes.
Where friends are, there is wealth.

Nemo nascitur sapiens, sed fit.
No one is born wise, but he becomes wise.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leo et Tauri Duo , a story of "divide and conquer" (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Equus et Asinus, Pugnantes, a story about "how the ighty are fallen."

Equus Superbus et Asinus

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Perge audacter! Proceed boldly!