Sunday, May 21, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 21

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 duodecimum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Actaeon Attacked by His Dogs, and there are more images here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex sudore vultus (English: By the sweat of my brow).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Vacca, quae multum boat, parum lactis habet (English: A cow who moos a lot has little milk).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria (English: No prophet is accepted in his homeland).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μαχαίρᾳ μὴ πῦρ σκαλεύειν (English: Don't stir the fire with a sword).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Loquere audacter.
Speak boldly.

Vive tua sorte contentus.
Live and be content with your lot in life.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, a fable about being careful what you ask for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Avara et Gallina, a variation on the goose that laid the golden egg, but this time with a typical chicken.

Mulier et Gallina Obesa

Words from Mythology. For more about the CORNUCOPIA, see this blog post.