Friday, February 21, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 21

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Malum bono vince (English: Conquer evil with good).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Etiam prudentissimus peccat (English: Even the most prudent man errs).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Multa facit dira, si non compescitur ira (English: Anger can do many terrible things, if it is not held in check).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnes qui acceperint gladium, gladio peribunt (Matt. 26:52). 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: Optimum est aliena insania frui: It is best to use an others mans madnes. Wee use, enioje, or take the commoditie of other mens madnes, when the thing that other men do rashely or foolishlie, wee applie to our profite, pleasure and commoditie.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Vivo ut Edam. 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 Formica et Columba, a story of friendship between an ant and a dove.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Bubulcus, a story about being careful what you wish for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Bubulcus et Iuppiter

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: SINE SOLE SILEO.