Friday, November 11, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 11

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 tertium Idus Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Aequo pede propera (English: Hurry at an even pace).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Morsus morsum ducit (English: One bite leads to another).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Dum canis os rodit, socium, quem diligit, odit (English: While the dog is gnawing a bone, he hates the companion whom he had loved).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ne mittatis margaritas vestras ante porcos (Matt. 7:6). 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: Ignem igni ne addas: Put no fier to fier. Adde not calamitie to calamitie, leste beinge alreadie chauffed thou be yet more chauffed. Plato in his second booke of lawes, forbiddeth children the drinkinge of wine until they come to the age of xviii yeares, lest if the heate of the wine shoulde be added to the fervencie of the age, they shoulde seeme to commite fier to fier. This Proverbe is touched in Englishe, where it is saide, that wee ought not put fire to towe.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Spina etiam grata est, ex qua spectatur rosa.
Even a thorn is welcome when it bears a rose.

Semper metuendo sapiens evitat malum.
By constant fear, the wise man avoids trouble.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cervus et Amici Eius, and with friends like these, who needs enemies? (This fable has a vocabulary list.)

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cancer et Vulpes, a story about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Cancer et Vulpes

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Lege: sapere aude.