Saturday, February 15, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 15

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I've created a new Pinterest Board that might be of interest: English Words from Mythology.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Loquor quae sentio (English: I say what I feel).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Doce ut discas (English: Teach so that you can learn).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mane sub aurora res vertitur ad meliora (English: In the morning at dawn, things take a turn for the better).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ventum seminabunt et turbinem metent (Hosea 8:7). 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: Homo bulla: A proverbe notinge the frayltie of mannes life which vanisheth awaye like a bubble of water.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Porcellus et Testamentum, a hilarious little story about a pig and his family legacy (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Cornua Eius, the sad story of the stag and his horns.

cervus et venator

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: Pereunt et Imputantur, a motto from Martial.