Thursday, February 27, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 27

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. And, just for fun, I was revisiting Grant Snider's wonderful website, and realized that he did not just do a Pig Latin poster... but also a Pig Latin Redux. Delightful!!!

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

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Romulus and Remus with the Wolf; 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 Primum: non nocere (English: First: do no harm - the motto made famous by Hippocrates).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primum_non_nocere

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Quae nocent, docent (English: Those things that do harm, teach - in other words, you learn by making mistakes).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Furtivus potus plenus dulcedine totus (English: The stolen drink is altogether full of sweetness).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nihil sub sole novum (Ecc. 1:9). 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: Quique vult dicit, quae non vult audiet: He that speaketh what he will, shal heare what he wil not. Let men beware how they rayle.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Utere Parce. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:




TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pisciculus et Piscator, the story of a little fish trying to get away (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cantus Sacerdotis, a hilarious story about a priest who loves to sing, but who does not sing well.

Sacerdos Cantans

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: Dies nostri quasi umbra super terram et nulla est mora.



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