Monday, March 26, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 26

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables; I'm back home after spending two months with my dad (he is doing better, I am glad to say!), and I'm hoping to get back on track here, at least for the time being. Thanks for your patientia with my absentia. :-)

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Palma virtuti (English: The palm of victory [belongs] to virtue).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Historia magistra vitae (English: History is the teacher of life)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi (English: What is permitted to Jove is not permitted to an ox). 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 stramenta mavult quam aurum (English: The donkey prefers straw to gold; from Adagia 4.8.38).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Nunc Dormire, Nunc Vigilare. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amor tollit timorem.
Love removes fear.

Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace.
Listen, look and be silent if you wish to live in peace.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Milvus et columbae, a story about avian tyranny: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de hirundine et ceteris avibus, a story about avian prophecy: Latin text and English versions.

And here's LatinLOLBaby Enzo with one of my all-time favorite Latin sayings: Libri muti magistri sunt.