Friday, March 25, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 25

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 octavum Kalendas Apriles.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Judgment of Paris; 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 Ne velox sis ad irascendum (Ecc. 7:9). 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: Oportet remum ducere, qui didicit: He ought to helde the oore that hath learned it. That is to saye: Everye man must practise that science and facultie, that hath bene afore taught him. Let not the shomaker medle further then his shoes. Lette the ploughman talke of his plough.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Miranda, Non Credenda. Click here for a full-sized view. I'm sharing these with English translations at Google+ now too.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nemo nascitur sapiens, sed fit.
No one is born wise, but he becomes wise.

Volens et valens
Willing and able.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae Duae et Puteus, a story about two frogs: one thoughtful, one not (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ollae Duae, a story of ill-matched friends.

ollae duae

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: TEMPUS EDAX RERUM