Saturday, October 28, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 28

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

I just got back from an amazing visit to Father Greg Carlson's Aesop Collection at Creighton University this week, and I am inspired to get back to work on Aesop. So, at the bottom of the post you'll see three different fable items, and I hope to be posting more often here at the Bestiaria again. Euge!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Novembres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Vincit labor (English: Hard work wins).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Patria cuique cara (English: Each person's homeland is beloved)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ora et labora, deus adest sine mora (English: Work and pray; God will aid you without delay). 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 Asinus ad lyram (English: Like a donkey to the lyre; from Adagia 1.4.35).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Respice post te.
Look behind you.

Bene vixit qui bene latuit.
He has lived well who has kept well hidden.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Canis, a variation on the more famous fable of the wolf and the dog.

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Lupus et Agnus, a story about speaking truth to power... with things not looking too good for the truth: Latin text and English versions.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is Gallus et Margarita, a story about value: Latin text and English versions.