Monday, February 20, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 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 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 Martias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Conabimur (English: We will try).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Nil sine numine (English: Nothing without divine power)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Errores medicorum terra tegit (English: The earth covers the doctors' mistakes). 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 Veneri suem immolavit (English: He's sacrificed a pig to Aphrodite; from Adagia 3.1.30 ... and this is not a good idea, of course, since Aphrodite is not fond of pigs, especially after a boar killed her Adonis).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Sciens cavebo.
Being aware, I will take care.

Audi, multa vide, multa loquare cave.
Listen, observe much; be wary of saying much.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, a story about an unwelcome gift (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Homo, Concertantes, a great fable about who gets to tell the story.

Leo et Statua

Evan Millner's Fables. I thought you might enjoy Evan Millner's marvelous fable videos; they are available at YouTube.



Friday, February 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 17

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Labore vinces (English: With hard work, you will triumph).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Vultu an natura sapiens sis, multum interest (English: Being wise and looking wise are not the same thing at all).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ulysseum commentum (English: A strategy worthy of Odysseus; from Adagia 2.8.79).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Rem acu tetigisti: Thou hast hitte the nayle on the headde, thou hast hitte the verye matter..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Qui Amat, Uritur. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Volo, non valeo.
I want, but I am not able.

A deo rex, a rege lex.
From God, the king; from the king, the law.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles et Venus, a story of metamorphosis (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Cornua Eius, a fable about body image.

cervus et venator

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Vulpes, Corvus et Gallus, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

0113 De vulpe et corvo

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 14


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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 Martias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Misceo iocis seria (English: I mix serious matters with joking ones).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Patientia vincit omnia (English: Patience conquers all).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ut strasti lectum, super hunc sic vade cubatum (English: As you have made your bed, so go lie upon it).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nolite esse solliciti in crastinum (Matt. 6:34). 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 Summa Voluptas. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Da veniam culpae.
Forgive the fault.

Ingenium mala saepe movet.
Genius often stirs up trouble.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pisces e Sartagine Exsilientes, a fable about the proverbial fish in the frying pan (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Pastor, the famous story of Androcles and the lion.

leo et pastor

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Scribendo disces scribere. By writing you will learn to write.