Saturday, July 29, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 29

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 quartum Kalendas Augustas.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Paulatim, sed firmiter (English: Slowly but surely).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Scit multa vulpes, magnum echinus unicum (English: The fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one big thing).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Argento obediunt omnia (English: All things obey the coin).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Καιρὸς ψυχὴ πράγματος (English: The right moment is the soul of the deed).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Omnes filii Dei estis.
You are all children of God.

Nemo sine crimine vivit.
No one lives without crime.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Ranae et Iuppiter, in which the frogs ask for a king, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: