Saturday, November 14, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 14

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 duodevicesimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Cura dat victoriam (English: Carefulness bestows victory).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Haec omnia transeunt (English: All these things are passing away).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Quot campo flores, tot sunt in amore dolores (English: As many as are flowers in the field, so are sorrows in love).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nolite thesaurizare vobis thesauros in terra, ubi fures effodiunt et furantur (Matt. 6:19). 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: Non omnes qui habent citharam, sunt citharoedi: Al that have harpes be no harpers. Outwarde signes manie times deceive men. All that have the gospell hanging at theyr gyrdels, be no gospelers. For againe al that dispraise the leude fascions of the Papistes, be not forthwith Heretiques. Wee ought not to iudge accordinge to the outwarde apperaunce of thinges.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Natura rerum omnium mater.
Nature is the mother of all things.

Amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus.
A friend is one soul in two bodies.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tubicen Captus, a fable about just who is and who is not innocent in a time of war (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pavo et Iuno, in which the peacock complains to Hera about his voice.

Pavo et Iuno

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Ad astra! To the stars!