Monday, March 17, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 17

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are looking for more fables to read (LOTS more fables), you can download a free PDF copy of Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop's Fables in Latin.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Veritas me dirigit (English: Truth directs me).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Finis coronat opus (English: The end crowns the work).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ut sis nocte levis, sit tibi cena brevis (English: In order to rest comfortably at night, let your dinner be light).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnes homines terra et cinis (Sirach 17:32). 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: Omnium rerum vicissitudo est: The worlde chaungeth every daye, every thing hath his course. It ys a proverbe by the which ys signified that yn this worlde ys nothinge stable permanent nor durable, but lyke as the sea doth contynuallye flowe and ebbe, so do all thinges yn this world dayly chaunge, nowe up, nowe down, nowe mery, nowe sadde, nowe frynde, now foe, nowe accepted and anon out of favoure.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ne Sis Ventosus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Oves Timidae et Pastor, the story of a shepherd seeking to inspire his flock with courage (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursus, Leo, et Vulpes, a wonderful story about the fox taking advantage of the lion's quarrel with the bear.

Leo, Ursus et Vulpes

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: VOLAT IRREVOCABILIS · ULTIMA LATET.