Saturday, August 27, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 27

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 copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: Fables, Proverbs and Distichs — Free PDFs.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum Kalendas Septembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Phaethon, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Dum vivo, spero (English: So long as I live, I hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nummus nummum parit (English: Money makes money).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ostia cur claudis, si vocem pauperis audis? (English: Why do you close the door if you hear the voice of a poor man?).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Moritur doctus, similiter et indoctus (Ecc. 2:16). 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: Taurum tollet, qui vitulum sustulerit: He that hath borne a calfe, that also beare a bull, he that accustomed him selfe to litle thinges, by litle and litle shal be able to goe awaye with greater thinges. One named Milo, was wont every day to beare a certaine way on his shoulders a calf. At length the calfe grew to a great oxe, his daily exercise made him still able to beare the oxe, when the oxe was now of an exceding great quantitie, ye see what maistries use worketh.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lingua Una, Aures Duae . Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Quod scripsi, scripsi.
What I have written, I have written.

Audentior ibo.
I will go forth more boldly.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Persona Tragoedi, a story about pretty faces.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Iuppiter, a fable with profound relevance to politics of the moment (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Children of the Dawn: Old Tales of Greece by Elsie Finnimore Buckley with illustrations by Frank C. Pape.

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