Sunday, January 18, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 18

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 free PDF copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: #PDF Tribute to Aaron Swartz

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vivere sat vincere (English: To live is victory enough).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nemo effugit futurum (English: No one escapes what will be).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Laeta seges parvis ubertim crescit in arvis (English: Happy is the crop that grows abundantly in little fields).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Alius est qui seminat, et alius est qui metit (John 4:37). 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: Multi te oderint, si te ipsum amas: Many shal hate thee, if thou love thy self. Undoubtedly, nothing is more hurtfull to a man, then self love is, neyther is it possible, but that he must needes displease manie, that pleaseth himselfe, and standeth best in his owne conceite.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Vino tempera.
Keep your drinking under control.

Ubi pericula, ibi gloria.
Where danger, there glory.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Viatores Duo, the story of a donkey and two quarrelsome wayfarers (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Olitoris Asinus, the donkey in this story is a more unfortunate creature than the one in the previous fable.

Asinus et Iuppiter

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

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)