Sunday, March 23, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 23

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are looking for more fables to read (LOTS more fables), you can download a free PDF copy of Mille Fabulae et Una: 1001 Aesop's Fables in Latin.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Medio tutissimus ibo (English: In the middle way I will go, completely safe).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Fato non repugnandum (English: You can't fight back against Fate).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Bacchus et argentum mutant mores sapientum (English: Bacchus and silver coins change the habits even of wise men).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Lata porta et spatiosa via quae ducit ad perditionem (Matt. 7:13). 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: Qualis vir, talis oratio: As the man is, so is his talke. The talke of honest men is honestie, the talke of knaves is knaverie.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae Duae et Puteus, the story of two frogs - one wise, and one reckless (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rusticus et Coluber, a story of how no good deed goes unpunished!

rusticus et coluber

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: ULTIMAM TIME.