Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 5

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. My students' Storybook projects are well underway this semester, and there are some fun classical ones, like this story of a modern Hercules: The Quest for the Manuscripts of Hercules. There's one story there so far, and there will be more to come.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Nonas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Panem quaeramus aratro (English: Let us seek bread with the plow).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Aequat omnes cinis (English: Funeral ashes make all things equal).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Parvus pendetur fur, magnus abire videtur (English: The petty thief is hanged, while the big thief gets off scot-free).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Cavete a scribis (Mark 12:38). 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: Adversus solem ne loquitor: Speake not against the sun. That is to say, strive not against manifest and evident thinges. For the thinge that apparant, and which no man denieth, wee call as cleare as the Sunne.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is In Simulate Loquentem. 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 Ostreum et Mus, the sad story of the mouse and the oyster.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Milvus Aegrotans, the story of the kite and his hypocritical deathbed contrition (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Milvus Aegrotus

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