Saturday, January 24, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 24

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I've spent the past few days working hard on my project for this summer, an "UnTextbook" for my Indian Epics class, and I'm sharing my UnTextbook Progress Report if you are interested in free public domain editions of the Ramayana and Mahabharata!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vincam malum bono (English: I will overcome evil with good).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia sanat (English: Time heals all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Sunt tibi vitandi sermones undique blandi (English: You should always avoid flattering words).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Radix omnium malorum est cupiditas (I Tim. 6:10). 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: Ne Hercules quidem contra duos: Not Hercules against two, that is to saye: Though a man never so muche excelleth other in strengthe, yet it will be hard for him to matche two at ones. And one man may lawfully give place to a multitude.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Vivamus atque amemus.
Let us live and let us love.

Nil melius laetam quam semper ducere vitam.
Nothing is better than to lead a happy life always.
(With medieval pronunciation, it rhymes!)


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, the sad story of a dog and his ungrateful master (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cerva in Speluncam Fugiens, an "out of the frying pan, into the fire" fable.

Cervus Venatores Fugiens et Leo

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

Asinus, Leo et Vulpes Perfida