Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 10

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 sextum Idus Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Panem quaeramus aratro (English: Let us seek bread with the plow).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Amor metu vacat (English: Love is free from fear).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Si lupus est agnum, non est mirabile magnum (English: If a wolf eats a lamb, it's no great surprise).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Non est aliquid absconditum quod non manifestetur (Mark 4:22). 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: Optat ephippia bos piger, optat arare caballus: The slow oxe wishes for the sadle, and the gelding to eare the ground. No man is contented with his lotte, the courtier woulde dwell in the countrey, the dweller in the countrey woulde be a courtier, the bachiller wishes him self maried, and when he is maried, he would be unmaried.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Vita sine libris mors est.
A life without books is death.

Magna vis pecuniae.
Great is the power of money.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Graculus et Avarus, a funny story about a human miser and a thieving bird (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus et Tympana, the sad story of a donkey's life and death.

negotiator et asinus

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

Vulpes et Gallus