Saturday, April 4, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 4

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I've finished cycling through all the great fables recorded by Justin Slocum Bailey, and I'll be going through those again, but I'll also be alternating them now with some of the animated gifs and other items. You'll see an animated proverb gif down below!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): pridie Nonas Apriles, the day before the Nones of April.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Per ardua surgo (English: I rise up through difficulties).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia vincit amor (English: Love conquers all).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ex frixis pullus ovis nunquam venit ullus (English: No chicken ever comes from fried eggs).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnia membra corporis, cum sint multa, unum corpus sunt (I Cor. 12:12). 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: Iucundi acti labores: Laboures ones done, be swete. Assuredlie this is naturallie ingraven in the minde of every mortall person, that after painfull labours and perils, the remembraunce of them, is to him right pleasaunt..

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Numeri regunt mundum.
Numbers rule the world.

Miserum noli ridere.
Do not laugh at someone who is wretched.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Uva, the famous story of the supposedly "sour" grapes.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leo Iratus et Puteus, the story of a lion whose anger was his undoing (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Leo et Puteus

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἀεὶ κολοιὸς παρὰ κολοιὸν ἱζάνει. Monedulae semper monedula assidet. One jackdaw always sits next to another.