Saturday, November 3, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 3

This topsy-turvy year continues, but I'm back! 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 tertium Nonas Novembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Timor omnis abesto (English: Away with all fear).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Plaustrum bovem trahit (English: The cart is pulling the ox).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Omnia transibunt! Sic ibimus, ibitis, ibunt (English: All things will pass away! So we will go, you will go, they will go).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui tetigerit picem, inquinabitur ab illa (Sirach 13:1). 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 Possum, Volo, Nolo. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Tranquillo quilibet gubernator.
When it's calm, everyone is a helmsman.

Multa docet fames.
Hunger teaches many things.

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Cicada et noctua, a story about noisy neighbors: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De mustela et homine, a story about self-interest: Latin text and English versions.


Monday, October 15, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 15

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): Idus Octobres, the Ides of October.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Arte non vi (English: By skill, not force).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ovem in fronte, vulpem in corde gerit (English: He has the face of a sheep but the heart of a wolf).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Divitiae si affluant, nolite cor apponere (English: If riches abound, do not set your heart on them).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐχῖνος τὸν τόκον ἀναβάλλει (English: The hedgehog puts off giving birth... but the longer the hedgehog mom waits, the pricklier the little one becomes, and the harder the birth will be!).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Ut ameris, amabilis esto.
To be loved, be lovable.

Nulli iniuria facienda.
Do wrong to no one.

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is De lusu et severitate, a story about taking time to relax: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De vulpe, lupo et simio, a story about two criminals who go to court: Latin text and English versions.




Monday, October 8, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 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 Octobres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Coniunctio firmat (English: Unity strengthens).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Rana gyrina sapientior (English: The frog is wiser than the tadpole)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Stulti est compedes, licet aureas, amare (English: It is for a fool to love fetters, even though they be golden). 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 Mustelae crocoton (English: Like a wedding dress for a weasel; from Adagia 1.2.72... the weasel was a proverbial old maid, so she has no need for a wedding dress!).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:




Longae regum manus.
Long are the hands of kings.

Amor metu vacat.
Love is free from fear.

TODAY'S FABLES:

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Apes et fuci, a story about a discerning judge: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De formica et musca, in which the ant rebukes the boastful fly: Latin text and English versions.