Friday, April 4, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 4

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): pridie Nonas Apriles, the day before the Nones of April!

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Fruere tua fortuna (English: Enjoy your good luck).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia vincit amor (English: Love conquers all).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Simia quicquid agit, simia semper erit (English: Whatever a monkey does, a monkey she'll always be).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Beati qui esuriunt et sitiunt iustitiam, quoniam ipsi saturabuntur (Matt. 5:6). 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: Iucundi acti labores: Laboures ones done, be swete. Assuredlie this is naturallie ingraven in the minde of every mortall person, that after painfull labours and perils, the remembraunce of them, is to him right pleasaunt.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Minerva et Olea, a fable of the gods and their favorite trees (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Uva, the famous story of the supposedly (!) sour grapes.

Vulpes et Uva

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

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