Sunday, August 27, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 27

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 sextum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Fiat iustitia (English: Let there be justice).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Bellum dulce inexpertis (English: War is sweet to those who have not experienced it).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Multum, non multa (English: Much, not many). 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 Mutuum muli scabunt (English: One mule scratches another; from Adagia 1.7.96).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Post nubila Phoebus.
After clouds, the sun (comes out).

Errare humanum, perseverare autem diabolicum.
To err is human; to persist, however, is devil's work.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Canis et Umbra, a story of greed and delusion, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: