Thursday, November 2, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 2

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 quartum Nonas Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Timor omnis abesto (English: Away with all fear).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Qui audet adipiscitur (English: He who dares gets what he aims at).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Omnia transibunt! Sic ibimus, ibitis, ibunt (English: All things will pass away! So we will go, you will go, they will go).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Tu quid iudicas fratrem tuum? (Romans 14:10). 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 Fratres Concordes. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Qui multum habet, plus cupit.
He who has much wants more.

Vultus imago animi.
The face is the portrait of the soul.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Furens et Caprea, in which the she-goat is understandably worried about the lion.

Leo Mente Captus et Caprea

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Graculus Superbus et Pavo, a story about borrowed feathers: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de mure, de rana et de milvo, a story about natural karma: Latin text and English versions.