Friday, May 17, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 17

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Now that summer is here, I'm be working hard on the 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 sextum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Frango dura patientia (English: With patience, I shatter hardships).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Exercitatio potest omnia (English: Practice accomplishes everything).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nunc est dicendum, nunc cum ratione silendum (English: Sometimes you need to speak, and sometimes you need to wisely keep silent).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Habitabit lupus cum agno (Isaiah 11:6). 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: Crocodili lacrimae: Crocodiles teares. A proverbe applied unto them which hating an other man, whom they woulde destroye or have destroyed, they will seme to be sorye for hem. It ys taken of the propertie of Crocodilus the monstre, who beholding a man comming whom he would devoure weepeth, and after he hath eaten the bodye, he washeth the head with his teares and then eateth it also.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Odium et Fides. 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:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, a story in which Saint Peter plays a role traditionally played by the hero Hercules (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus Monachus, the story of an old wolf and his new career.

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: εἰσελθὼν πρὸς αὐτὴν εἶπεν, χαῖρε. Ingressus angelus ad eam dixit: Ave! The angel came in unto her and said: Hail!