Friday, September 11, 2020

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: Sept. 11

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables, and I have something fun to announce: Bob Martel has a book of Aesop's fables out that might be of interest. It's available as a Kindle and as a paperback at Amazon: The Magic of Aesop.

HODIEante diem tertium Idus Septembres

Bovem in lingua fert.
He's carrying on ox on his tongue.
(i.e. He's been bribed to keep silent,
from the ox that appears on the coin.)

Numquam cara minus quam propria vita salusque
Esse viro debet fama cuique sua.

Audio, sed taceo.
I listen, but I am silent.

Virtuti inimica voluptas.
Pleasure is an enemy to virtue.


Vetula Lac ad Forum Portans
Latin version and English version