Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 9

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I took a week off to celebrate the start of my summer, but I'm back, and except for some vacationing, I should be Latinizing pretty regularly this summer! And on't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Idus Maias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Veritas omnia vincit (English: Truth overcomes all things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Sol omnibus lucet (English: The sun shines on everyone).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non sit neglecta servi sententia recta (English: Don't ignore the honest opinion of a servant).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui cum sapientibus graditur, sapiens erit (Prov. 13:20). 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 Noli Differre. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscere potum.
Drink the whole glass, if you want to know the drink.

Somnum ne rumpe leoni.
Disturb not the lion's sleep.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Alauda, Pulli, et Agri Dominus, the story of a wise mama-bird (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous fable of a self-important donkey.

Asinus in Pelle Leonis

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

Vulpes et Gallus