Friday, July 18, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 18

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 quintum decimum Kalendas Augustas.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is In veritate triumpho (English: In the truth, I triumph).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Dies diem docet (English: One day teaches another).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Pauperis in causa non auris sit tibi clausa (English: Don't shut your ear to the plea of the poor man).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Reddite quae sunt Caesaris Caesari, et quae sunt Dei Deo (Mark 12:17). 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: Quod in animo sobrii est, id est in lingua ebrii: The thinge that lieth in a sobre mans harte, is in the tonge of the dronckarde. Dronkenfolke can kepe no counsaile. Wherfore it is wisedome both to kepe thy selt from that vice, lest thou utterest in they dronkenes the thinge, that afterwarde shall repent the, and also not to kepe companie with suchenot to disclose thy hart to them, that be subiecte to this foule vice, leste they happen to tourne the to displeasure.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quis Felix Est?. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Grammaticus, a funny little story about a boastful teacher (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Feles et Gallinae, a story about the cat who claimed to be a physician.

Feles et Gallinae

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: ἐξέτεινεν Αβρααμ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ λαβεῖν τὴν μάχαιραν. Extenditque manum, et arripuit gladium. And Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife.