Friday, May 16, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 16

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 septimum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Prometheus Bound; 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 Non eget integer (English: The man with integrity has no wants).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Numeri regunt mundum (English: Numbers rule the world).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nunc est dicendum, nunc cum ratione silendum (English: Sometimes you need to speak, and sometimes you need to wisely keep silent).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Vidi sub sole nec sapientium panem nec doctorum divitias (Ecc. 9:11). 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: Crocodili lacrimae: Crocodiles teares. A proverbe applied unto them which hating an other man, whom they woulde destroye or have destroyed, they will seme to be sorye for hem. It ys taken of the propertie of Crocodilus the monstre, who beholding a man comming whom he would devoure weepeth, and after he hath eaten the bodye, he washeth the head with his teares and then eateth it also.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dulcis Amice, Tene!. 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 Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, the fabulous retelling of the old Hercules fable, but with Saint Peter instead (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Bubo et Aves, the story of the proud owl mama.

Aquila et Noctua

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: XXX

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: Ἀλωπελίζειν πρὸς ἑτέραν ἀλώπεκα. Cum vulpe vulpinari. With the fox, be a fox.



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