Sunday, September 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 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 quintum decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Non deest spes (English: There is no lack of hope ... and see also the poem about hope below).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Caritas omnia potest (English: Love can do all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Damna fleo rerum, sed plus fleo damna dierum (English: I weep for things lost, but I weep more for days lost).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui fodit foveam, incidet in eam; et qui volvit lapidem, revertetur ad eumX (Proverbs 26:27). 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 Spes Me Erigit. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Veloces sunt latronum pedes.
Swift are the feet of thieves.

Sedendo et quiescendo anima efficitur sapiens.
By sitting and resting, the soul is made wise.

TODAY'S FABLE:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Mures Duo, the famous story of the city mouse and the country mouse, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif:




Sunday, September 10, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 10

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 Idus Septembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, tuto, iucunde (English: Swiftly, safely, and happily).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Leonina societas periculorum plena (English: Alliance with a lion is full of dangers).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Caritas perfecta foras mittit timorem (English: Perfect love drives fear out of doors).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μὴ κίνει κακὸν εὐ κείμενον (English: Don't move a bad thing that is well situated).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Nil melius laetam quam semper ducere vitam.
Nothing is better than to lead a happy life always.

Domus divisa contra se non stabit.
A house divided against itself will not stand.

TODAY'S FABLE:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Corvus et Vulpes Adulatrix, the famous story about the dangers of flattery, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif:



Monday, September 4, 2017

Special Edition: Dies Laboris - Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, consider the motto of Oklahoma, "Labor conquers all," Labor omnia vincit in Latin.

LABOR OMNIA VINCIT




detail:




And some cats too of course:


Decus in labore.
There is dignity in work.



Labor ferendus est cibum petentibus.
Work must be endured by those seeking food.



Labor omnia superat.
Hard work overcomes all things.



Labore et scientia.
By means of effort and knowledge.



Ex labore dulcedo.
After effort, sweetness.



And a poster:


You be a worker, and God will be your helper.
(Latin: Esto laborator et erit Deus auxiliator.)