Monday, October 8, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 8

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 octavum Idus Octobres.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Coniunctio firmat (English: Unity strengthens).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Rana gyrina sapientior (English: The frog is wiser than the tadpole)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Stulti est compedes, licet aureas, amare (English: It is for a fool to love fetters, even though they be golden). 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 Mustelae crocoton (English: Like a wedding dress for a weasel; from Adagia 1.2.72... the weasel was a proverbial old maid, so she has no need for a wedding dress!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Longae regum manus.
Long are the hands of kings.

Amor metu vacat.
Love is free from fear.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Apes et fuci, a story about a discerning judge: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De formica et musca, in which the ant rebukes the boastful fly: Latin text and English versions.