Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 18

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HODIE: ante diem quartum decimum Kalendas Iulias

Athenas noctuas!
Owls to Athenas!
(like "coals to Newcastle" because the coins of Athens were stamped with owls)

Sunt asini multi, solum bino pede fulti.
There are a lot of jackasses who are standing on just two feet.

Esto tua sorte contentus.
Be content with your lot in life.

Frangit fortia corda dolor.
Grief shatters strong hearts.


Aquila et Vulpes
Latin version and English version(s)

Canis Vetulus et Magister
Latin version and English version(s)


Classic Myths in Art by Julia de Wolf Addison

The Story of Ulysses by Agnes Spofford Cook