Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 17

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 quintum decimum Kalendas Maias.

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 Aetate prudentiores reddimur (English: We turn out wiser with age).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Litteris absentes videmus (English: We see people who are absent through letters).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ex lingua stulta veniunt incommoda multa (English: From a fool's tongue come forth many annoying words).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Solem suum oriri facit super bonos et malos et pluit super iustos et iniustos (Matt. 5:45). 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: Summum ius, summa iniuria: Extreme lawe is extreme wrong. This is to say, then most of all men swarve from right and equitie whan they most supersticiouslye sticke to the letters of lawes, not regarding th'intent of the makers. For this is called, Summum ius, that is to say, the extremitie or rigoure of the lawe, whan all the strife and contencion is upon the wordes of the law without any respecte to the meaning and purpose of the lawe makers..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Mortalia Cura. 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:





TODAY'S FABLES AND SONGS:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursae Catuli et Leaena, a story of a mean-spirited lioness mocking the bear and her cubs.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Puer et Paedagogus, a story about the worst sort of pedagogue (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Puer et Paedagogus

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: Ἄτλας τὸν οὐρανόν. Atlas caelum. Atlas holds the sky.







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