Thursday, December 7, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 7

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 septimum Idus Decembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Sapiens non eget (English: The wise man does not lack anything).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnes terra sumus (English: We are all earth).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non est tam fortis, qui rumpat vincula mortis (English: There is no man strong enough to break the bonds of death).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Stultus omnes stultos aestimat (Ecc. 10:3). 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 Pulchra Vestis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sero in periculis est consilium quaerere.
When danger's arrived, it's late to be making a plan.

Libri muti magistri sunt.
Books are silent teachers.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Iaculator, a story in which the lion gets a warning about danger from a distance.

Sagittarius, Leo et Vulpes

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Asinus et leo venantes, a story about a boastful ass and a lion who knows better: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de homine et serpente, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished: Latin text and English versions.

GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday song for today is Angelus ad Virginem.