Sunday, January 12, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 12

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. My classes start officially on Monday (this past week I've had a "soft start" for students who wanted to being early)... I hope I can keep up with the Bestiaria, but it's going to be a crazy week! Best wishes to anyone else whose semester starts on Monday!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): pridie Idus Ianuarias, the day before the Ides of January.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ut prosim aliis (English: So that I may be useful to others).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Volat irrevocabile (English: Time flies, not to be called back).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est sanum plane de lecto surgere mane (English: It's clearly good for your health to get out of bed early in the morning).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ecce et naves, cum magnae sint, circumferuntur a modico gubernaculo (James 3:4). 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: Heroum filii noxae: The children of most renowned and noble personages, be for moste parte destructions to a common welth. Verelye our elders have observed from time to time, that the children of most excellent and wise men have growne much out of kinde from the vertues and prowesse of theyr progenitours.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Merito Patiens. 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 Vipera et Auceps, a story about the hunter hunted.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Fortuna et Puer, a story in which Lady Luck decides she is tired of being blamed for our mistakes (this fable has a vocabulary list).

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Αἴολος ἀνὴρ εἰς βόθρον ἐμπεσεῖται. Vir subdolus in foveam incidet. The sly man will fall into the pitfall.