Saturday, June 28, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 28

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 Kalendas Iulias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Occasio capienda est (English: Seize the opportunity).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Redde quod debes (English: Pay back what you owe).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cras, cras, cras, cras: sic omnis dilabitur aetas (English: Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow: so a whole lifetime slips by).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Diligite inimicos vestros et benefacite (Luke 6:35). 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: Ita fugias, ne praeter casam: So flee that thou runne not paste thy cotage. By this wee be taught, that wee shoulde not so flee one vice that wee runne into an other. For some there be, whiche through the heat of fleing, overpasse also those thinges, where they might have commodiously rested.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Consilium Non Post Facta, Sed Ante. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Fur et Stultus, a funny little story about a thief who is also a joker (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Catus, the story of the fox with many tricks... and the cat who has just one.

vulpes et feles

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: ἐδίψησεν δὲ ἐκεῖ ὁ λαὸς ὕδατι. Sitivit ibi populus prae aquae penuria. And the people thirsted there for water.