Saturday, May 10, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 10

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 sextum Idus Maias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Veritas omnia vincit (English: Truth overcomes all things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Copia parit fastidium (English: Abundance breeds distaste).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non sit neglecta servi sententia recta (English: Don't ignore the honest opinion of a servant).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnibus mobilibus mobilior est sapientia (Wisdom 7:24). 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: Leonem ex unguibus aestimare: To esteme the lion by his talons. A proverbe signifieng to perceave by a tytle, what the whole matter meaneth, or by a piece of a thing what the whole ys, or by one token to understande what manner of man one is.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Omnibus Annis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pulex et Abbas, a fable about a very tricky little insect and a trusting abbot (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Poeta et Agricola, a fable about the paradox of solitude.

Philosophus et Petulans

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Μελχισεδεκ βασιλεὺς Σαλημ ἐξήνεγκεν ἄρτους καὶ οἶνον. Melchisedech rex Salem, proferens panem et vinum. Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine.