Thursday, December 5, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 5

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I've also got two different Pinterest Boards going now: Gaudium Mundo and the Latin LOLCats. :-)

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Nonae Decembres, the Nones of December.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Sapiens non eget (English: The wise man does not lack anything).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnes terra sumus (English: We are all earth).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non est tam fortis, qui rumpat vincula mortis (English: There is no man strong enough to break the bonds of death).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Stultus omnes stultos aestimat (Ecc. 10:3). 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 Taverner: Domum cum facis ne relinquas impolitam: When thou makest an house leave it not unfinished. By this we be bidden, that what so ever matter or affayres wee once beginne, wee bryng the same to a perfecte and full ende.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Virtutis Amor, Non Opum Studium. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Medicus et Mortuus, a story about 20-20 hindsight.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes et Corium, a story about some hungry dogs (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Canes et Corium

Gaudium Mundo: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Aquifolia Ornate, a Latin version of "Deck the Halls," along with Somnio Candidum Diem, a Latin version of "White Christmas," plus the Latin hymns O Viridissima Virga and Puer Nobis Nascitur. Latin MP3s: Puer Nobis Nascitur and O Viridissima Virga.