Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 29

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 quartum Kalendas Augustas.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Birth of Apollo and Artemis; 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: Nocumentum documentum (English: An injury is a lesson).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Paulatim, sed firmiter (English: Slowly but surely).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Aliena capella distentius uber habet (English: The neighbor's goat has a fuller udder).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Argento obediunt omnia (English: All things obey the coin).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Pasetis semiobolus (English: The half-penny of Pases; from Adagia 2.7.31 - Pases was a famous magician who would pay for his purchases and would then use a conjuring trick so that the coins ended up back in his own pocket).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Καρκῖνος ὀρθα βαδίζειν οὐ μεμάθηκεν (English: The crab never learned to walk straight).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:




Caelestia sequor.
I pursue heavenly things.

Qui quaerit, invenit.
He who seeks, finds.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tigris et Venatores, the sad story of the tiger and her cubs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus, Umbra Eius, et Leo, the story of self-important wolf.

Lupus et Umbra Eius

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

leo et pastor




Monday, July 27, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 27

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 sextum Kalendas Augustas.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Deianira and the Cloak; 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: Perseverantia vincit (English: Perseverance conquers).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudentior (English: After bitter experiences, more wise).

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sic transit gloria mundi (English: Thus passes the glory of the world). 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: Quod fugere credas, saepe solet occurrere (English: You often run into something you thought you were fleeing).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aquilam volare doces (English: You're teaching an eagle to fly; from Adagia 1.4.98 - which is a fool's errand, of course: the eagle knows how to fly already).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Qui Petit Immeritum. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


Qui multum habet, plus cupit.
He who has much wants more.

Beatus qui invenit amicum verum.
Blessed is he who has found a true friend.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Sol et Ventus , a story about winning friends by warmth instead of bluster.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, a story about being careful what you ask for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Camelus et Iuppiter - Osius

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. This cat has taken the "perseverantia vincit" proverb to heart: Perseverando

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 25

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 looking for free PDF copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: #PDF Tribute to Aaron Swartz

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Kalendas Augustas.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Odysseus and Circe; 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 Ostendo, non ostento (English: I show; I do not boast).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Mortui non mordent (English: The dead do not bite).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est piger agnellus, qui non gestat sibi vellus (English: The little lamb who doesn't want to carrry his own wool is lazy).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Plantate hortos et comedite fructum eorum (Jer. 29:5). 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: Quo semel est imbuta recens servabit odorem testa diu: A vessel will kepe long the savour wherewith it is firste seasoned. For this cause Quintilian counsailet us forth with even from our youth to learne the best thinges, sith nothing sticketh more fastly than that, that is received and taken of pure youth not yet infected, with perverse and croked manners or opinions. For verelie full true is our Englishe Proverbe, That is bread by the bone wil never away.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dis Superis Par. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Neminem laede.
Harm no one.

Ex socio cognoscitur vir.
You know a man by his companion.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, a sad tale of ingratitude (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus, the story of an ostrich pretending to be both beast and bird.

Struthiocamelus Perfidus

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄτλας τὸν οὐρανόν. Atlas caelum. Atlas [holds] the sky.