Saturday, March 29, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 29

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 quartum Kalendas Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Respicio sine luctu (English: I look back without grief).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Verba factis probentur (English: Words should be tested by deeds).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ex magna cena stomacho fit maxima poena (English: From a great dinner comes a greater punishment for the stomach).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Quasi a facie colubri, fuge peccata (Sirach 21:2). 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: Oportet remum ducere, qui didicit: He ought to helde the oore that hath learned it. That is to saye: Everye man must practise that science and facultie, that hath bene afore taught him. Let not the shomaker medle further then his shoes. Lette the ploughman talke of his plough.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Durabo. Click here for a full-sized view. It's been raining on the squirrels in our back yard today!

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mercurius, Homo, et Formicae, one of my all-time favorite fables! (This fable has a vocabulary list.)

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mustela et Lima, the story of a bloodthirsty weasel.

Mustela et Lima

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