Monday, February 11, 2019

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 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 Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Honestum praeferre utili (English: To prefer what is honorable to what is useful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Doce ut discas (English: Teach so that you can learn).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mane sub aurora res vertitur ad meliora (English: In the morning at dawn, things take a turn for the better).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is In qua mensura mensi fueritis, metietur vobis (Matt. 7:2). 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 Castigare Paratus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Parentes cole, atque eorum voluntati pare.
Cherish your parents, and be obedient to their will.

Nolite fieri servi hominum.
Become not slaves of men.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Asinus et Galli, a story about the slave's life: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De equo et asino, a lesson about the Fortune's Wheel: Latin text and English versions.