Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 8

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 octavum Idus Maias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Deianira and the Cloak, 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: Cochlea consiliis, in factis esto volucris (English: Be a snail in your planning and swift as a bird in your deeds).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is imitte mortuos sepelire mortuos suos (Matt. 8:22). 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 Oculus Vitae Sapientia. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Rara avis.
A rare bird.

Amicus cum vitiis ferendus est.
You must tolerate a friend together with his faults. 


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Muli duo et vectores, a story about the virtues of the simple life: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De agno et cane, a story about a mother's love: Latin text and English versions.

And there's a wonderful new Latin LOLBaby; find out more at the blog: Senex bis puer.