Monday, December 30, 2013

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 30

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for those of you who follow the Roman Calendar, I've updated both the widget script and the Google Calendar for 2014 since this is my last post of the year! :-)

Vobis felicem atque faustum annum novum exopto!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ad finem spero (English: I hope until the end).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Amor caecus est (English: Love is blind).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cum tumulum cernis, cur non mortalia spernis? (English: When you gaze on a tomb, why do you not reject mortal things?).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Dum tempus habemus, operemur bonum ad omnes (Gal. 6:10). 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: Longae Regum manus: Kinges have longe handes. They can bringe in men, they can plucke in thinges, though they be a great waye of.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Equus Superbus et Asinus, a story of how pride goes before a fall.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes Sine Cauda, the story of a vain - and fashionable - fox (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Vulpes et Cauda Detruncata

GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday songs for today are: Tinnitus, Tinnitus, a Latin version of "Jingle Bells," Frigus vir nivis, a Latin version of "Frosty the Snowman," and Auld Lang Syne, a Latin version of the Robert Burns song, along with the traditional songs Christe Redemptor OmniumIn Dulci Iubilo, and In hoc anni circulo.