Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 11

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 tertium Idus Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Misceo iocis seria (English: I mix serious matters with joking ones).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Doce ut discas (English: Teach so that you can learn).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: O adolescentes, ad caelum mittite mentes! (English: O youths, direct your thoughts to heaven!).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Dominus dedit; Dominus abstulit (Job 1:21). 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: Nemini fidas, nisi cum quo prius modium salis absumpseris: Trust no man, onles thou hast first eaten a bushel of salt with him. Without fayle it is harde at this day to mete with one, whom thou may trust in all thinges.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Felix et Miser. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Qui pauca legit, pauca scit.
He who reads little knows little.

Audentes forsque deusque iuvat.
Both luck and God favor those who are bold.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pisces e Sartagine Exsilientes, an "out of the frying pan, into the fire" fable (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aesopus et Arcus , a riddle-fable about relaxing.

Aesopus et Arcus

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

Vulpes et Cauda Detruncata