Thursday, April 10, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 10

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 quartum Idus Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Orbis non sufficit (English: The world is not enough - yes, the motto of the Bond family as in James Bond, and also the motto of Philip II of Spain).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Audi alteram partem (English: Hear the other side).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Sorte patet misera, quae sit dilectio vera (English: In a time of bad luck, it becomes clear whose affection is real).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Concident gladios suos in vomeres et hastas suas in ligones (Micah 4:3). 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: Tecum habita: Dwell with thy selfe. That is to say, measure thy selfe by thine owne substance. And knowing as well they vices as thy good qualities, behave thy self in everie thinge accordingly.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Scientia et Caritas. 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 Cancer et Filius Eius, a fable of "do as I say, not as I do."

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus et Apes, a story about a bear with a temper and some angry bees (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ursus et Apes

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄφθονοι Μουσῶν θύραι. Invidiae expertes Musarum fores. The doors of the Muses are free of envy.

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