Sunday, May 21, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 21

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 copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: Fables, Proverbs and Distichs — Free PDFs.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem duodecimum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Actaeon Attacked by His Dogs, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex sudore vultus (English: By the sweat of my brow).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Vacca, quae multum boat, parum lactis habet (English: A cow who moos a lot has little milk).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria (English: No prophet is accepted in his homeland).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μαχαίρᾳ μὴ πῦρ σκαλεύειν (English: Don't stir the fire with a sword).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Loquere audacter.
Speak boldly.

Vive tua sorte contentus.
Live and be content with your lot in life.

TODAY'S FABLES:

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

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Avara et Gallina, a variation on the goose that laid the golden egg, but this time with a typical chicken.

Mulier et Gallina Obesa

Words from Mythology. For more about the CORNUCOPIA, see this blog post.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 16

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 or the Distich Poems Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper vigilans (English: Always watchful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus magistrorum optimus (English: Time is the best of teachers)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non nova sed nove (English: Not new things, but in a new way). 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 Equo senescenti minora admove (English: Load less on the old horse; from Adagia 2.8.52).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Respiciendus Est Finis. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Ultra aspicio.
I look beyond.

Diversis diversa placent, et sua gaudia cuique.
Different people like different things,
and each person has their own pleasures.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus , a medieval version of the Aesop's fable that usually features Heracles... with Saint Peter in the hero's place (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpecula et Tintinnabulum, a fable about how appearances, and sounds, can be deceiving.

Vulpes et Tympana

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Greek and Roman Ghost Stories by Lacy Collison-Morley. There's also an audiobook version of this one!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 13

Here is a roun-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 Idus Maias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Minime iudica (English: Do not judge).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Deliberando saepe perit occasio (English: Often opportunity is lost while pondering).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Fuimus Troes (English: We were the Trojans; from Adagia 1.9.50).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Multis ictibus deiicitur quercus: With many strokes is an Oke overthrowen. Nothing is so strong, but by little and little may be brought downe. Wherfore yong men ought not to be discouraged by the greatnesse of an enterprise, so it be honest, for by continuance, seme it never so hard, it may be reclaimed and overcome.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Melius Consilium Quam Vires. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Vive in diem.
Live for the day.

Sic fuit, est, et erit: similis similem sibi quaerit.
Thus it was, is, and will be: like seeks like.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cervus et Amici Eius, a "with friends like these, who needs enemies?" type of fable (with a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aranea et Hirundo, the story of an overly ambitious spider.

Aranea et Hirundo

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: κἀγὼ πορεύομαι πρὸς σὲ ἐν ὀνόματι κυρίου σαβαωθ. Ego autem venio ad te in nomine Domini exercituum. I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts.