Monday, December 3, 2012

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 3

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I've started including the new Distich Posters as you can see below!

HODIE: ante diem tertium Nonas Decembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Heracles and Omphale; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Tempus fugit, utere (English: Time flies; make use of it).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Divitiae pariunt curas (English: Riches breed worries).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Labitur e mente cito res bona, sed mala lente (English: A good thing slips your mind quickly, but a bad thing does so slowly).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Bonorum laborum gloriosus est fructus (Wisdom 3:15). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Canis reversus ad vomitum: The dogge turneth agayne to eat that he vomited. A proverbe applied to hem which being reconciled to god, retourneth agayne to his olde condicions and vices.

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

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Aquam Timens, a story about a dog who is scared of the rain (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cera Lateri Invidens, the story of the poor deluded lump of wax... one of my favorite Aesop's fables!

LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS: The Latin holiday songs for today are: O Abies, a Latin version of "O Christmas Tree," and Resonet in Laudibus.