Monday, March 20, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Faciam meo modo (English: I will do it in my way).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Amor metu vacat (English: Love is free from fear).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Qui sibi nil conscit, secura mente quiescit (English: He who feels no guilt can rest with a quiet mind).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Unusquisque onus suum portabit (Gal. 6:5). 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 Amicus Inimicus. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Familiam cura.
Take care of your family.

Amicus cum vitiis ferendus est.
You must tolerate a friend together with his faults.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, the story of a conniving cat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Fortuna et Puer, in which Lady Luck refuses to take the blame.

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Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Vulpes Pacem Annuntians, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Vulpes Pacem Annuntians

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hiatus

I'll be out of town for a week (Spring Break), so I am leaving you with some cats of winter and spring, since there is all kinds of weather going on out there!

And if you are craving more cats, don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.


Cogitato hiems quam longa sit.
Think how long the winter is.



Igne quid utilius?
What is more useful than fire?



Sequitur ver hiemem.
Spring follows winter.



Unus flos non facit ver.
One flower does not make a spring.



Nimium breves flores rosae.
Too brief are the flowers of the rose.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 11

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): ante diem quintum Idus Martias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Pax optima rerum (English: Peace is the best of things).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Asinus magis stramina vult quam aurum (English: The donkey wants straw more than gold).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Scriba doctus profert de thesauro suo nova et vetera (English: The scribe brings forth from his storehouse new things and old).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τὸ σιγᾶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν χρυσόν ἐστι θάπτειν (English: To keep the truth silent is to bury gold in the ground).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Velle Tuum Meum Est. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Aliud est velle, aliud posse.
Wanting is one thing; being able to do it is another.

Crescit scribendo scribendi studium.
A zeal for writing grows by writing.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Bos Fimum Evehens, a funny little fable about cleaning up after yourself (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus et Tympana, the story of a long-suffering donkey.

negotiator et asinus

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Altius tendo. I will go higher.