Monday, May 23, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 23

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 decimum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Judgment of Paris; 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 Nolo servile capistrum (English: I refuse to wear the slave's halter).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Inscitia confidentiam parit (English: Ignorance breeds confidence).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Intima per mores cognoscimus exteriores (English: We know a person's inner being through his external habits).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ambulate dum lucem habetis ut non tenebrae vos comprehendant (John 12:35). 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: Sub ipsius iudicio sorex perit: The Rat dieth by utteryng of her self. This Proverbe toke the beginning of the propertie of this vermin for the Rattes be wonte to make a noyse muche more than mice do, and do more rumble about and make a noysom crieng while they gnaw candels endes or such other trifels to whiche noyse many men harkeninge forthwith though it be in the darke night throw at them and to kill them. Semblably many men and women there be which by theyr owne noyse, and be wraying of them selves, seke their owne bande and destruction.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lex Omnibus Una. Click here for a full-sized view. I'm sharing these with English translations at Google+ now too.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Iratum noli stimulare.
Do not provoke someone who is angry.

Re magis quam specie.
The thing itself rather than appearance.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, a story 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, another fable about unintended consequences.

Mulier et Gallina Obesa

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Altius tendo. I will go higher.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Achilles and Penthesilea; 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: Domus optima (English: Home is best).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Scite, citissime, certe (English: Skillfully, swiftly, and surely).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ulula cum lupis, cum quibus esse cupis (English: Howl with the wolves if you want to be one of them).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Requiesce, comede, bibe, epulare (English: Rest, eat, drink, party!).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Magis sibi placet, quam Peleus in machaera (English: He is more pleased with himself than Peleus with his sword; from Adagia 2.8.26 - The gods had bestowed on Peleus a marvelous sword forged by Vulcan himself).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μὴ πῦρ ἐπὶ πῦρ (English: Don't add fire to the fire).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Via Mortis. Click here for a full-sized view. I'm sharing these with English translations at Google+ now too.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Quantum potes, tantum aude.
Dare to do as much as you can do.

Dulcior est fructus post multa pericula ductus.
Sweeter is the fruit obtained after many dangers.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Castor et Venator, the story of the beaver's self-sacrifice (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Furens et Caprea, in which the goat laments how dangerous lions can be... and see the proverb below for more about lions!

Leo Mente Captus et Caprea

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: Ἐκ τῶν ὀνύχων τὸν λέοντα. Ex unguibus leonem. You know the lion by its claws.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 17

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 decimum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Slain Patroclus; 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: Semper vigilans (English: Ever watchful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omne futurum incertum (English: Every future thing is uncertain)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo cum sarcinis enatat (English: No one swims away with his bundles). 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: Avarus damno potius quam sapiens dolet (English: The miser grieves over a loss more than the wise man does).

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 Hora Mortis Incerta. Click here for a full-sized view. I'm sharing these with English translations at Google+ now too.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Longa via est: propera.
The way is long: hurry.

In libris libertas.
In books there is freedom.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Viatores Duo et Latro, a story of friendship on trial.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, a Christian version of the famous fable about Hercules and the man with a cart (this fable has a vocabulary list).


Words from Mythology. For more about CHAOS and Greek χάος, see this blog post.