Monday, March 23, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 23

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 decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Audio sed taceo (English: I hear, but keep silent).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Fato non repugnandum (English: You can't fight back against Fate).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Sis animo magnus, sis moribus agnus (English: Be a great man in spirit; be a lamb in your behavior).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Lata porta et spatiosa via quae ducit ad perditionem (Matt. 7:13). 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: Qualis vir, talis oratio: As the man is, so is his talke. The talke of honest men is honestie, the talke of knaves is knaverie.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Mala vita, mali mores.
Wicked life, wicked habits.

Abundans cautela non nocet.
Extreme caution does no harm.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Monachi et Abbates, a funny story about how things go from bad to worse for some frustrated monks (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rusticus et Coluber, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished.

rusticus et coluber

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