Monday, July 24, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 24

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.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Iuncti valemus (English: Joined together, we are strong).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudentior (English: After bitter experiences, more wise)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is In pratis ut flos, sic perit omnis honos (English: As a flower in the fields, thus public esteem passes away). 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 Citius elephantum sub ala celes (English: You'd more quickly hide an elephant under your arm; from Adagia 2.5.56).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Surgite; lumen adest.
Get up: it's light.

Scienter utor.
I wield it wisely.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Ciconia et Vulpecula, a story of turn-about is fairy play, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: