Saturday, January 20, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In periculis audax (English: In dangers, bold).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Leo a leporibus insultatur mortuus (English: A lion, after he's dead, is mocked by the rabbits).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Asinus magis stramina vult quam aurum (English: The donkey wants straw more than gold).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μωρὸς σιωπᾷν οὐ δύναται (English: The fool is not able to keep quiet).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Maior Post Otia Virtus. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Excelsior!
Higher!

Quod est venturum, sapiens quasi praesens cavet.
The wise man is wary of what is to come as if it were already here.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo, Vulpes, et Simius, a story about tyranny.

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Canis fidelis, a story about bribery and loyalty: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De Aquila et Vulpa, a story about the revenge of the downtrodden: Latin text and English versions.


Monday, January 15, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 15

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 duodevicesimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sine timore (English: Without fear).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dolor voluptatis comes (English: Pain is the companion of pleasure)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo est supra leges (English: No one is above the laws... another proverb for our times and our "princeps"). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aquila non captat muscas (English: An eagle doesn't catch flies; from Adagia 3.2.65).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Initium Est Necessarium. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Leonina societas periculorum plena.
The lion's company is full of dangers.

Parietes habent aures.
The walls have ears.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Rex et Simius, a story that goes perfectly with the proverb above about how dangerous it is to keep company with a lion.

leonis conversatio fallax

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Mustela et homo, a story about self-interest: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de duobus muribus , the famous fable of the city mouse and the country mouse: Latin text and English versions.





Thursday, January 11, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 11

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 tertium Idus Ianuarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Varietas delectat (English: Variety is pleasing).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Nec mortem effugere quisquam nec amorem potest (English: You can escape neither love nor death).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Momo satisfacere (English: Trying to satisfy Momus; from Adagia 1.5.74 ... and of course Momus can never be satisfied: Wikipedia).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Heroum filii noxae: The children of most renowned and noble personages, be for moste parte destructions to a common welth. Verelye our elders have observed from time to time, that the children of most excellent and wise men have growne much out of kinde from the vertues and prowesse of theyr progenitours.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dimidium Facti. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Post nubila Phoebus.
After the clouds, sunshine.

Petenti dabitur.
It will be given to the one who asks.

TODAY'S FABLES:

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

Leo Rex

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Leo senex, aper, taurus, et asinus, a story about how the mighty are fallen: 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.





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.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

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.

TODAY'S FABLES:

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.





Thursday, January 4, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 4

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables, the first post of 2018 - 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): pridie Nonas Ianuaria, the day before the Nones of January.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In omnia promptus (English: Eager for all things ... a positive thought for the start of the year).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Viscum fugiens, avis in laqueos incidit (English: Fleeing the snare, the bird falls into the net ... much like "out of the frying pan, into the fire").

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Gratis accepistis, gratis date (English: You have taken freely; give freely).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Νεκρὸς οὐ δάκνει (English: A dead man cannot bite).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ut Faustus Sis. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Unus pro omnibus, omnes pro uno.
One for all, all for one.

Non mare transisset, pavidus si nauta fuisset.
The sailor would not have crossed the sea if he had been afraid.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Catus, a story about the lion who wanted to please everyone.

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Canis parturiens, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is Lupus et Grus, a story about a good deed that goes unrewarded: Latin text and English versions.


And there are no more Latin holiday songs... but there is Latin LOLBaby! Fortis cadere, cedere non potest! More at Tu quoque, Enzo.