Thursday, January 30, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 30

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm scrambling with the start of the semester and keeping up with the blog here, but so far, so good! Now if the weather would just warm up...!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Contentus vivo parvo (English: I live, content with little).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia fato fiunt (English: All things happen by fate).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Dulcior est fructus post multa pericula ductus (English: The fruit is sweeter when it has been obtained by many perils).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Tu quis es, qui iudicas proximum? (James 4:12). 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: Festina lente: Make slowe haste: Soft fier maketh sweete malte. It is good to be mery and wise. This is spoken when a man will signifie a thing to be doen, neither to hastily, nor to slowlye, but in a convenient temperaunce.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vir Prudens, Vir Fortis. 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 Herinacei et Viperae, a story about vipers who offer to share their home with some hedgehogs.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Testudo et Iuppiter, the story of how the turtle got its shelf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Iuppiter et Testudo

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: Tempus Fugit; Augebitur Scientia.