Sunday, January 7, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 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): antediem septimum Idus Ianuarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Florebo quocumque ferar (English: I will flourish wherever I end up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Repellit ver hiemem (English: Spring drives out the winter).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non domus est pacis, ubi regnat lingua loquacis (English: The house where the tongue of a talkative person rules is not a house of peace).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Non potestis Deo servire et mamonae (Matt. 6:24). 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 Furor Fit Laesa Saepius Patientia. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fuge, late, tace.
Run away, hide, keep silent.

Nihil gratius est pace.
Nothing is more welcome than peace.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Acies Eius, a story about diversity.

Leo Imperator

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Canes famelici, a story about what happens when your eyes are bigger than your stomach: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de duobus canibus, a story about ingratitude: Latin text and English versions.