Sunday, February 9, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 9

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Some of you may have known Peter Sipes when he worked at Bolchazy-Carducci; he shared this wonderful Gesta Romanorum story over at Google+ last week, complete with vocabulary: De Pigritia. Enjoy!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Idus Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Misceo iocis seria (English: I mix serious matters with joking ones).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Patientia vincit omnia (English: Patience conquers all).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Tu praesens cura; Domino committe futura (English: Take care of the present; entrust the future to God).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Dominus dedit; Dominus abstulit (Job 1:21). 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: Nosce teipsum: Knowe thy selfe. Plato ascribeth this divine sentente unto Apollo. But whose sayenge so ever it was, certes it is both true and godley, and worthy of Christen men to be continuallie borne in minde.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is In Fortunam Modicam. 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 Gallus et Gemma, the famous story of the rooster who found a precious jewel.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mors et Pauper, a story about death and also about the love of life (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Senex et Mors

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: CARPE DIEM, "seize the day!"