Monday, February 27, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 27

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Primum: non nocere (English: First: do no harm).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nemo omnibus placet (English: No one can please everybody).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Quid non speramus, si nummos possideamus? (English: If we had the money, what could we not hope for?).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nescit homo finem suum (Ecc. 9:12). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Amor Amarus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Homo bulla est.
Man is but a bubble.

Dubium sapientiae initium.
Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cantus Sacerdotis, a funny story about singing... or, rather, not singing very well.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Puer, a story about empathy (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Pueri et Ranae

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Wonder Tales from the Greek and Roman Myths by Gladys Davidson.