Thursday, June 8, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 8

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I was out of town this week at a wonderful conference, and now back in action with the Bestiaria!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum Idus Iunias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Audax ero (English: I will be bold).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post amara dulcia (English: After bitter things, sweet)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Crescentem sequitur cura pecuniam (English: Worry follows growing wealth). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus asino et sus sui pulcher (English: One donkey thinks another is lovely, as one pig does another; from Adagia 4.10.64).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Lege: sapere aude!
Read: dare to know!

Quaerendo invenietis.
By seeking you will find.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Transformata , the story of a man turned into an ant (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ciconia et Vulpecula, a fable that shows how "turn-about is fair play."

Vulpes et Ciconia

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post.