Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 17

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 decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Veritas me dirigit (English: Truth directs me).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Finis coronat opus (English: The end crowns the work).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ut sis nocte levis, sit tibi cena brevis (English: In order to rest comfortably at night, let your dinner be light).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnes homines terra et cinis (Sirach 17:32). 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 Conybeare: Omnium rerum vicissitudo est: The worlde chaungeth every daye, every thing hath his course. It ys a proverbe by the which ys signified that yn this worlde ys nothinge stable permanent nor durable, but lyke as the sea doth contynuallye flowe and ebbe, so do all thinges yn this world dayly chaunge, nowe up, nowe down, nowe mery, nowe sadde, nowe frynde, now foe, nowe accepted and anon out of favoure..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Galla Volt. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Ex luna scientia.
From the moon, knowledge.

Omnia sapientibus facilia.
All things are easy for those who are wise.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Oves Timidae et Pastor, the story of a shepherd who gave his sheep a pep talk (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursus, Leo, et Vulpes, in which the fox seizes the moment.

Leo, Ursus et Vulpes

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






















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