Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 27

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. My schedule is kind of erratic this summer, but I'll try to post at least once a week. :-)

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HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Iulias.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper pertinax (English: Always persevering).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dura usu molliora (English: Hard things become softer with use)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Omnis est rex in domo sua (English: Each man is king in his own home). 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 Mus non ingrediens antrum, cucurbitam ferebat (English: The mouse couldn't get into its hole because it was carrying a pumpkin; from Adagia 3.3.79).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Vivo ut Edam. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Spes alit et fallit.
Hope feeds and misleads.

Longae regum manus.
Long are the hands of kings.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mors et Senex, in which Death catches a man unawares (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vitis et Hircus, which features a talking vine, with English versions here from my summer Aesop project.

Words from Mythology. For more about the Greek character Mentor and modern mentoring, see this blog post.