Thursday, October 30, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 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): ante diem tertium Kalendas Novembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Timor omnis abesto (English: Away with all fear).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Actum ne agas (English: Don't do something that's been done).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Omnia transibunt! Sic ibimus, ibitis, ibunt (English: All things will pass away! So we will go, you will go, they will go).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Tu quid iudicas fratrem tuum? (Romans 14:10). 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 Quod Natura Rogat. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Cum audace non eas in via.

Do not travel with a bold companion.

Amore, more, ore, re iunguntur amicitiae.

Friendships are connected
by love (amore), by habit (more),
by speech (ore) and by action (re).

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Canis Saginatus, a story about the value of freedom.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pirata et Alexander Rex, the story of Alexander the Great and a witty pirate (this fable has a vocabulary list).


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


No comments: