Monday, September 3, 2018

LABOR OMNIA VINCIT

Today is the Labor Day holiday in the United States, and the state motto of Oklahoma (I teach for the University of Oklahoma online) is LABOR OMNIA VINCIT. So I made these LOLCats to share with my students on Monday in honor of Labor Day, and here is more information about Oklahoma's state motto: Labor omnia vincit.










Cheezburger cat links: onetwothreefourfivesix, and seven.


Sunday, August 26, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 26

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 Kalendas Septembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nec devius unquam (English: Not ever swerving).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ex frixis ovis pullus numquam venit ullus (English: From fried eggs no chick ever comes... the Latin rhymes, too!).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Conscientia mille testes (English: Your conscience is a thousand witnesses).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μία χελιδὼν ἐὰρ οὐ ποιεῖ (English: One swallow does not make it springtime).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Non Sumus Mancipia Corporis . Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Video alta sequorque.
I see lofty things and pursue them.

Respice futurum.
Keep an eye on the future.

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Soror et frater, one of Aesop's "family fables." Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De lupo et persona (although in the illustration, you see a statue, not a mask!). This is a story about a wolf in later Latin versions, although earlier versions feature a fox: Latin text and English versions.


And here's a fun Latin LOLBaby: Fratrum concordia rara (blog post).



Saturday, August 18, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 19

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 quartum decimum Kalendas Septembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Quaerere verum (English: To seek the truth).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Vestigia nulla retrorsum (English: No steps leading back out, an allusion to the Aesop's fable of the lion in his cave.)


AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non scholae sed vitae discimus (English: We learn, not for school, but for life). 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 Annosa vulpes haud capitur laqueo (English: The old fox is not caught in the snare; from Adagia 1.10.17).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quae Nocent, Docent. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Rideo, ergo sum.
I laugh, therefore I am.

Loquere audacter.
Speak boldly.

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Lupus ad canem, one of my all-time favorite fables: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De Vulpe et Ciconia, a story about the trickster tricked: Latin text and English versions.