Sunday, August 24, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 24

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 nonum Kalendas Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Dum vivo, spero (English: So long as I live, I hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Ne malorum memineris (English: Don't remember the bad things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Res satis est nota: foetent plus stercora mota (English: It is a quite well known fact: shit, when stirred, smells worse).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Mitte panem tuum super transeuntes aquas et post multa tempora invenies illum (Ecc. 11:1). 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: Taurum tollet, qui vitulum sustulerit: He that hath borne a calfe, that also beare a bull, he that accustomed him selfe to litle thinges, by litle and litle shal be able to goe awaye with greater thinges. One named Milo, was wont every day to beare a certaine way on his shoulders a calf. At length the calfe grew to a great oxe, his daily exercise made him still able to beare the oxe, when the oxe was now of an exceding great quantitie, ye see what maistries use worketh.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Visne Bonus Dici?. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Satyrus et Viator, a story better suited for winter than summer since it involves snow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Astrologus Stellas Contemplans, a wonderful story for those of us who might be distracted by our own thoughts.


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: ὁ μιχαὴλ καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ τοῦ πολεμῆσαι μετὰ τοῦ δράκοντος. Michaël et angeli ejus præliabantur cum dracone. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon.