Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 30

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 Kalendas Octobres, the day before the Kalends of October.

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 Docete omnes gentes (English: Teach all the peoples).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Beati qui durant (English: Blessed are those who endure).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Esto laborator et erit Deus auxiliator (English: You be the worker, and God will your helper).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Graecis ac barbaris, sapientibus et insipientibus debitor sum (Romans 1:14). 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 XXX: Principium dimidium totius: The beginninge is halfe the hole. There be manie greate delayers. Longe they be ere they can be perswaded to set upon an honest act, so manie perils they cast. To morrow, to morrow they say wee will begin, but this to morrow is ever comming but never present, wherfore who so with good courage ventureth uppon his matters, hat alredy half done.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pater, Filius, et Asinus, a story about how you can't please everybody (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus Esuriens et Nutrix, the story of a very credulous wolf.

Lupus et Nutrix

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: μὴ φοβοῦ, Μαριάμ. Ne timeas, Maria. Fear not, Mary.