Friday, July 7, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 7

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

I'm really immersed in this English Aesop project, and here at the Bestiaria I'll be sharing some of the animated gifs I'm making with the illustrations I've found for the fables; you'll see the first of those at the bottom of today's post, and you can find out more about that summer project at my Aesop's Books blog.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Nonae Iuliae, the Nones of July!

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubila sol (English: After clouds, the sun).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina (English: Beneath the lamb's skin often lurks a wolfish mind; and for more on the contrast between wolves and lambs, see the fable below).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Beatum est potius dare quam recipere (English: It is more blessed to give than to take).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐυτυχία πολύφιλος (English: Fortune has many friends).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Magna vis pecuniae.
Great is the power of money.

Ut ameris, amabilis esto.
To be loved, be lovable.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Agnus et Lupus, Bibentes, a fable of injustice, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: