Friday, October 24, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 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 nonum Kalendas Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vive in diem (English: Live for the day).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Quaerite et invenietis (English: Seek, and ye shall find).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Discite victuri, sed vivite cras morituri (English: Learn as if you were going to live, but live as if you were going to die tomorrow).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Sapientia absconsa et thesaurus invisus: quae utilitas in utrisque? (Sirach 20:30). 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: Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit: No man in the world is wise at al houres. It is only belonging to God and properly due unto him never to commit follie. There is, I say, no man, but otherwiles doteth, but is deceived, but plaieth the foole, though he seme never so wise. Whan I say man, I except not the woman.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Divitiis Utamur Ut Oportet. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia, Camelus, et Elephantus, a good story for those of you in states with highly contested elections this season!

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus, the story of the ostrich in the war of the birds and the beasts (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Struthiocamelus Perfidus

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo Iratus et Puteus, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Leo et Puteus