Monday, October 30, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 30

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 tertium Kalendas Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubila Phoebus (English: After the clouds, the sun).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Simia est simia, etiamsi purpura vestiatur (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if it's dressed in purple).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nihil invita Minerva facies (English: You will not accomplish anything if Minerva is unwilling).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀυτοῦ Ῥόδος, αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ πήδημα (English: This here can be Rhodes, and your leap too, alluding to the Aesop's fable about the boastful traveler).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amor mundum fecit.
Love made the world.

Fruere die praesenti.
Enjoy the present day.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Iratus et Puteus, a story about an angry lion who is his own worst enemy.

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Ranae regem petierunt, a story about foolish frogs: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De Lupo et Agno, a story about a bully who won't take "no" for an answer: Latin text and English versions.