Monday, April 23, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 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 nonum Kalendas Maias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Hector's Body Returned to Troy, and there are more images here.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Paulatim (English: Little by little).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iustitia virtutum regina (English: Justice is the queen of the virtues)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Victrix malorum patientia est (English: Patience is the conqueror of evils). 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 Primum abigendas apes, deinde ac mel subtrahendum (English: You've got to drive the bees away before you can steal the honey; from Adagia 4.9.7).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Homo bulla est.
Man is but a bubble.

Vos estis lux mundi.
You are the light of the world.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Aquila, feles, et aper, a story about a truly wicked cat: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De scrofa et lupo, which is another story about a false friend: Latin text and English versions.