Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Kalendas Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vive in diem (English: Live for the day).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Alit lectio ingenium (English: Reading nourishes talent).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mortales laetos vinum facit atque facetos (English: Wine makes mortal men happy and witty).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Veniunt ad vos in vestimentis ovium; intrinsecus autem sunt lupi rapaces (Matt. 7:15). 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: Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit: No man in the world is wise at al houres. It is only belonging to God and properly due unto him never to commit follie. There is, I say, no man, but otherwiles doteth, but is deceived, but plaieth the foole, though he seme never so wise. Whan I say man, I except not the woman.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vivere Disce, et Mori. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Per ardua surgo.
Through difficulties, I rise.

Optimus magister bonus liber.
The best teacher is a good book.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia, Camelus, et Elephantus, where the monkey is not very happy with the candidates for king.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus, the story of a treacherous ostrich (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Struthiocamelus Perfidus

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