Saturday, January 24, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 24

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I've spent the past few days working hard on my project for this summer, an "UnTextbook" for my Indian Epics class, and I'm sharing my UnTextbook Progress Report if you are interested in free public domain editions of the Ramayana and Mahabharata!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Februarias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Neoptolemus and Priam; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vincam malum bono (English: I will overcome evil with good).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia sanat (English: Time heals all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Sunt tibi vitandi sermones undique blandi (English: You should always avoid flattering words).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas (I Tim. 6:10). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Ne Hercules quidem contra duos: Not Hercules against two, that is to saye: Though a man never so muche excelleth other in strengthe, yet it will be hard for him to matche two at ones. And one man may lawfully give place to a multitude.

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Vivamus atque amemus.
Let us live and let us love.

Nil melius laetam quam semper ducere vitam.
Nothing is better than to lead a happy life always.
(With medieval pronunciation, it rhymes!)

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, the sad story of a dog and his ungrateful master (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cerva in Speluncam Fugiens, an "out of the frying pan, into the fire" fable.

Cervus Venatores Fugiens et Leo

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

Asinus, Leo et Vulpes Perfida

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 22

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, and there is also a LatinLOLCat Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem undecimum Kalendas Februarias: Ludi Palatini.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Arion; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

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

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, non temere (English: Quickly, not rashly).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Unicus filius infatuatur, unicus sus impinguatur (English: An only son grows foolish, an only pig grows fat).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Asinus magis stramina vult quam aurum (English: The donkey wants straw more than gold).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Phormionis torus (English: The bed of Phormio; from Adagia 2.9.66 - Phormio was a vigorous general who loved the military life and slept on the ground with this men, which is to say, without a bed at all).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀνδρὶ σοφῷ πᾶσα γῆ βατή (English: The whole world is accessible to the wise man).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Nulli inimicus ero.
I will be an enemy to no one.

Decus in labore.
There is dignity in work.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Satyrus et Viator, the story of a traveler rescued by a satyr.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, the story of the monkey who thinks her babies are the most beautiful (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Simia et Iuppiter - Osius

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

Leo, Asinus et Vulpes, Socii - Osius


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 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 Februarias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Antigone; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sine fine (English: Without end).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Victrix fortunae sapientia (English: Wisdom is the conqueror of luck)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Optimus magister bonus liber (English: The best teacher is a good book). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

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).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ars multa vulpi, ast una echino maxima (English: The fox has many a trick, but the hedgehog has just one big trick; from Adagia 1.5.18).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Auctores Veteres et Recentes. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Gratia referenda.
A favor should be returned.

Amicus est tamquam alter idem.
A friend is like another self.

TODAY'S FABLES:

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

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Concubinae Duae, a story about the unexpected results of having two lovers, one younger and one older.

Vir et Uxores Duae

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

Vulpes et Leo (de Familiaritate)