Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 8

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 octavum Idus Maias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Veritas omnia vincit (English: Truth overcomes all things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Sol omnibus lucet (English: The sun shines on everyone).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cochlea consiliis, in factis esto volucris (English: Be a snail in your planning and swift as a bird in your deeds).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is imitte mortuos sepelire mortuos suos (Matt. 8:22). 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 Oculus Vitae Sapientia. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Rara avis.
A rare bird.

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

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Muli duo et vectores, a story about the virtues of the simple life: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De agno et cane, a story about a mother's love: Latin text and English versions.


And there's a wonderful new Latin LOLBaby; find out more at the blog: Senex bis puer.



Monday, April 30, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 30

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): pridie Kalendas Maias, the day before the Kalends of May.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Caute, nec timide (English: Cautiously, not fearfully).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is In magno magni capiuntur flumine pisces (English: In the big river you can catch big fish).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Hylam vocat (English: He's calling out to Hylas ... and "he" would be Hercules, who will sadly receive no reply because the nymphs have taken Hylas for this own).


GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τοῖς σεαυτοῦ πτεροῖς ἥλως (English: You have been caught with your own feathers, like the poor eagle in Aesop's fable).


BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ratio Regina, Natura Mater. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Bene legere saecla vincere.
To read well is to conquer the centuries.

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

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Aquila et cornix, a story about an unfortunate tortoise: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De monte parturiente, a story about fake news: Latin text and English versions.




Monday, April 23, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 23

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 nonum Kalendas Maias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Hector's Body Returned to Troy, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Paulatim (English: Little by little).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iustitia virtutum regina (English: Justice is the queen of the virtues)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Victrix malorum patientia est (English: Patience is the conqueror of evils). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Primum abigendas apes, deinde ac mel subtrahendum (English: You've got to drive the bees away before you can steal the honey; from Adagia 4.9.7).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quam Bona Pax. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Homo bulla est.
Man is but a bubble.

Vos estis lux mundi.
You are the light of the world.

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Aquila, feles, et aper, a story about a truly wicked cat: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De scrofa et lupo, which is another story about a false friend: Latin text and English versions.