Monday, October 23, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 23

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 decimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Grata brevitas (English: Brevity is welcome).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Sero in periclis est consilium quaerere (English: It is too late to seek advice in the midst of dangers).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Atlas caelum (English: Atlas holds up the sky; from Adagia 1.1.67). Here is a Greek-Latin gif:

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit: No man in the world is wise at al houres. It is only belonging to God and properly due unto him never to commit follie. There is, I say, no man, but otherwiles doteth, but is deceived, but plaieth the foole, though he seme never so wise. Whan I say man, I except not the woman.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats... and for another "Fiat Lux," see the LOLBaby below:

Fiat lux!
Let there be light!

Altius tendo.
I strive to go higher.

Latin LOLBaby: Enzo is really looking grown up! Learn more at the blog.