Thursday, April 11, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 11

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm getting ready for what's going to be a summer of proverb adventures, shifting my focus to English-language proverbs. You can see what's going on over there at my new blog, The Proverb Laboratory, if you are interested.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Idus Apriles.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Ixion; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Non sufficit orbis (English: The world is not enough - that's for all you Bond fans out there).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Audi alteram partem (English: Hear the other side).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Saepe lupus veniet eius dum mentio fiet (English: The wolf always turns up if he is mentioned in conversation - the Latin equivalent of "speak of the devil").

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Concident gladios suos in vomeres et hastas suas in ligones (Micah 4:3). 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 Conybeare: Asinus auriculas movet: The asse waggeth his eares. A proverbe applied unto them which although they lacke learninge, yet will they babble and make a countenance as though they knewe somewhat. .

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Solus Sapiens Dives. Click here for a full-sized view; the poem has a vocabulary list and an English translation, too.

And here are today's proverbial lolcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cancer et Filius Eius, a story about parental hypocrisy.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus et Apes, a story about the bear, the bees, and their stings (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ursus et Apes

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: ἵππον καὶ ἀναβάτην ἔρριψεν εἰς θάλασσαν. Equum et ascensorem deiecit in mare. The horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.