Monday, October 15, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 15

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): Idus Octobres, the Ides of October.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Arte non vi (English: By skill, not force).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ovem in fronte, vulpem in corde gerit (English: He has the face of a sheep but the heart of a wolf).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Divitiae si affluant, nolite cor apponere (English: If riches abound, do not set your heart on them).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐχῖνος τὸν τόκον ἀναβάλλει (English: The hedgehog puts off giving birth... but the longer the hedgehog mom waits, the pricklier the little one becomes, and the harder the birth will be!).

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ut ameris, amabilis esto.
To be loved, be lovable.

Nulli iniuria facienda.
Do wrong to no one.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is De lusu et severitate, a story about taking time to relax: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De vulpe, lupo et simio, a story about two criminals who go to court: Latin text and English versions.