Thursday, January 19, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 19

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are a Pinterest user, you might enjoy following the Bestiaria Latina at Pinterest or the Distich Poems Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum decimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Vae soli (English: Woe to the one who is alone).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Beneficium saepe dare, docere est reddere (English: To often do favors teaches others how to return them).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is In Orci culum incidas (English: May you fall into Orcus's butthole, a memorable curse from Erasmus's Adagia 2.10.68).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Pluris est oculatus testis, unus quam auriti decem: An eye witnesse is of more value, then tenne are witnesses, that is to say, farre more credite is to be given to suche as report the thinge they sawe with their eyes, than ten such as speake, but by heare say.

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Ex parvo satis.
From little, enough.

Timendi causa est nescire.
Ignorance is the cause of fear.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Corvus et Mercurius, a story about a duplicitous crow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Concubinae Duae, in which a man has two lovers.

Vir et Uxores Duae

Alchemical Latin Reader. Below you will find an animated gif that shows all 50 of the emblems from Michael Maier's Atalanta fugiens; for more information, see this blog post.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 16

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 Februarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Fugit hora, ora (English: Time is flying: pray).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cura facit canos (English: Worry makes grey hairs).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est verum verbum: frangit Deus omne superbum (English: Here is a true saying: God shatters everything that is proud).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Diliges proximum tuum, sicut te ipsum (Gal. 5:14). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


Amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus.
A friend is one soul in two bodies.

Non timeo, sed caveo.
I am not afraid, but I am cautious.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Grammaticus , a funny story about a sneaky teacher (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Grus et Lupus, a famous story about the danger of doing favors for wolves, real and metaphorical.

lupus et grus

Alchemical Latin Reader. Since it has an animal theme, I wanted to include this latest item from my project on alchemical emblems, and for detailed information about the Latin, see this blog post: Pullus a nido volans. Plus, it has music!



And here's a new Latin LOLBaby from Brazil:


Friday, January 13, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 13

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Idus Ianuariae, the Ides of January.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In veritate victoria (English: In truth, victory).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Qualis sit quilibet pastor, lupus adveniens indicat (English: You can see what kind of shepherd someone is when the wolf approaches).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus. (English: Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus grows cold, i.e. Without bread and wine, love grows cold).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀσφαλέστερον τοῦ λέγειν τὸ σιγᾷν (English: Silence is more reliable than speech).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vita Quae Praeteriit. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Grata sume manu.
Take things with a grateful hand.

Libros paucos legere utilius, quam multos habere.
It is more useful to read a few books than to have a great many of them.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Perdix et Auceps, a fable about disloyalty.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Rusticus et Coluber, a story of how no good deed goes unpunished (this fable has a vocabulary list).

rusticus et coluber

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: φωνὴ βοῶντος ἐν τῇ ἐρήμῳ. Vox clamantis in deserto. The voice of one crying in the wilderness.