Sunday, August 26, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 26

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 septimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nec devius unquam (English: Not ever swerving).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ex frixis ovis pullus numquam venit ullus (English: From fried eggs no chick ever comes... the Latin rhymes, too!).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Conscientia mille testes (English: Your conscience is a thousand witnesses).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μία χελιδὼν ἐὰρ οὐ ποιεῖ (English: One swallow does not make it springtime).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Non Sumus Mancipia Corporis . Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Video alta sequorque.
I see lofty things and pursue them.

Respice futurum.
Keep an eye on the future.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Soror et frater, one of Aesop's "family fables." Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De lupo et persona (although in the illustration, you see a statue, not a mask!). This is a story about a wolf in later Latin versions, although earlier versions feature a fox: Latin text and English versions.

And here's a fun Latin LOLBaby: Fratrum concordia rara (blog post).