Friday, April 8, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 8

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 Idus Apriles.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Birth of Helen, Castor, and Pollux; 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 Dii facientes adiuvant (English: The gods help those who are doers).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Vultus fortunae mutatur imagine lunae (English: The face of fortune changes like the moon's appearance).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui fodit foveam, incidet in eam (Ecc. 10:8). 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: Avarus nisi cum moritur, nil recte facit: A covertouse man doth no man good, but whan he dieth. They that give them selves onlie to the hourdinge up of money, be profitable to no body while they live. Only theyr death bringeth pleasure and profite to theyr heyres and executours.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dives et Pauper. 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:

Fratrum concordia rara.
Agreement among brothers is rare.

Sol omnia videt et revelat.
The sun sees and reveals all.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Aureorum Sacculus, which features a conversation between a man and his money-bag (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis Mordax, a story about a badly behaved and self-important dog.

Canis Mordax  - Osius

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

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)