Sunday, December 28, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 28

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you have not downloaded a free PDF copy of Brevissima: 1001 Tiny Latin Poems, it's ready and waiting.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Ita vita (English: Such is life).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nihil sine labore (English: Nothing without hard work).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Nemo cum serpente securius ludit (English: No one can play really safely with a snake).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnia probate, quod bonum est, tenete (English: Try all things; what is good, keep).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is You're blaming the Spartan moons (English: Laconicas lunas causaris; from Adagia 2.5.25 - the Spartans were superstitious of the moon in their dealings, dating back to a law attributed to Lycrgus that they could not declare war except at the full moon.).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Φιλεῖν ἀκαίρως ἴσον ἐστὶ τῷ μισεῖν (English: Love at the wrong time is the same as hate).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Scientia maximum vitae decus.
Knowledge is the greatest honor in life.

Lumen caeleste sequamur.
Let us follow the heavenly light.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Fur et Stultus, a story about a thief who was both quick to act and also quick-witted (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Castor et Venator, the story of the beaver's calculated sacrifice.

Castor  (1531)

TODAY'S LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS

The Latin holiday songs for today are: Primum Noel Cecinit Angelus, a Latin version of "The First Noel," along with O Lux beata Trinitas and also Festinarunt ad Bethlehem, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Przybieżeli do Betlejem." You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog.

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