Saturday, March 16, 2019

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 15

Life keeps getting in the way; apologies for the hiatus! But 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 decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Ventis secundis (English: With favorable winds).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tranquillo quilibet gubernator (English: When it's calm, everyone is a helmsman)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Scientia potentia (English: Knowledge is power). 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 Camelus vel scabiosa complurium asinorum gestat onera (English: Even a mangy camel can bear the loads of many donkeys; from Adagia 1.9.58).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Mores Quisque Sibi Format. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Post nubila Phoebus.
After clouds, the sun (comes out).

Stare diu nescit qui non aliquando quiescit.
He who does not sometime take a rest
knows not how to stand a long time.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Equus et aper, a story about risking your freedom for a short-term reward: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De luscinia et accipitre, a story about brute force: Latin text and English versions.

And here's a Mardi Gras item from Latin LOLBaby Enzo: Ede, bibe, lude!