Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 17

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I've also got two different Pinterest Boards going now: Gaudium Mundo and the Latin LOLCats. :-)

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum decimum Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Fac aut tace (English: Do, or be silent).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Medice, cura teipsum (English: Physician, heal yourself).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Doctrinae cultus spernit nemo, nisi stultus (English: The cultivation of learning is rejected by no one, unless he's a fool).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Non in pane solo vivet homo (Matt. 4:4). 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: Iustitia in se virtutem complectitur omnem: Justice compriseth in it al vertue. He that is a perfect righteous or iust man, without question lacketh no vertue.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Malum Minus Elige. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Equus Circensis Molae Iugatus, the sad story of an aged racehorse (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Nux Secundum Viam Sata, in which a nut tree is poorly rewarded for her gifts!

Nux (1550)

GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Orientis Reges Tres, a Latin version of "We Three Kings of Orient Are," along with Heu! quid jaces stabulo, a 15th-century hymn.