Saturday, October 12, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 12

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you have not downloaded a free PDF copy of Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop's Fables in Latin, it's available (my project from summer of 2010); this is the source for the Latin fable below.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Idus Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Memento semper finis (English: Always keep the goal in mind).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cura omnia potest (English: Careful effort accomplishes everything).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Audi, cerne, tace, si vis tu vivere pace (English: Listen, look, and be silent, if you want to live in peace).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is In quo iudicio iudicaveritis, iudicabimini (Matt. 7:2). 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 Taverner: In vino veritas: In wine is trouth. Verely large drinking and especiallie of wine taketh alwaye the cloke and dissimulation of mans minde, and what so ever lieth hidde in the brest, it bringeth to lighte. Furthermore Plinie a great learned man writeth, that wine so much bewrayeth the secretes of the mind, that there have been men, which in theyr large and mery drinkinge have uttered theyr owne bane and destruction. Our common Proverbe agreeth here unto whiche saieth, Children, drunkers, and fooles can not lye.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Graculus et Pavones, the story of a pretentious jackdaw (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is, Another story about a jackdaw - but this time the jackdaw is the wise one, admonishing a foolish man.

Graculus et Avaurs

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: πίστις, ἐλπίς, ἀγάπη: μείζων δὲ τούτων ἡ ἀγάπη. fides, spes, caritas: maior autem horum est caritas. Faith, hope, charity: but the greatest of these is charity.

Myth and Folklore Books. I'm accumulating some book recommendations for the classes I teach and wanted to share them here. Today's book is Welsh Fairy Tales by William E. Griffis; you can see the table of contents here. This is a free Amazon Kindle eBook, and you don't need a Kindle to read it - you can read Kindle books on any computer or mobile device, or you can use the Amazon Cloud Reader in your browser.