Monday, February 3, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 3

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm sure people are aware of the great Logeion website; now there is an iOS Logeion app, too!

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

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Philemon and Baucis; 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 Vigilantia non cadet (English: Watchfulness will not fail).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Qui legit, intellegat (English: Let him who reads understand).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Omnia Mors tollit, quam nulla potentia mollit (English: Death, which no power can mollify, takes away everything).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ubi est thesaurus tuus, ibi est et cor tuum (Matt. 6:21). 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: Ne quaere mollia, ne tibi contingant dura: Seke not softe thinges lest hard thinges happen unto the. It is commonly sene, that they which unmeasurablie seke pleasures, do fall, ere they be ware, into bitter and harde grevaunces.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dis Superis Par. 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 Feles, Mus, et Caseus, a story about a cure worse than the disease (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pater et Filii Litigantes, a story about the power of unity.

Pater et Filii (de Concordia)

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: Nil Sine Nobis, "Nothing Without Us."



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