Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 24

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 octavum Kalendas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Omnia vincit labor (English: Hard work overcomes all things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia revelat (English: Time reveals all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscoere potum (English: Drain the whole cup, if you want to know the drink).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Medice, cura te ipsum (Luke 4:23). 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: Jugulare mortuos: To kill dead menne. A proverbe applied to them which doe speake or write to the rebuke of menne that are deade, or as Erasmus doeth thinke it more apte, it may be sayed by them that impugne a boke, which is of all menne condemned, or reasoneth agaynst sentence of all menne reiected, or disprayseth a thinge which is of all menne abhorred.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae Duae et Puteus, a story about two frogs - one reckless and one cautious (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus Animalia Fugans et Leo, a story about a loud donkey and a wise lion.

asinus et leo

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: πίστις, ἐλπίς, ἀγάπη: μείζων δὲ τούτων ἡ ἀγάπη. Fides, spes, caritas: maior autem horum est caritas. Faith, hope, charity: but the greatest of these is charity.

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