Thursday, September 18, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 18

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 decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Non deest spes (English: There is no lack of hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Caritas omnia potest (English: Love can do all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Disce, quid es, quid eris: memor esto, quod morieris (English: Learn what you are, and what you will be: remember that you will die).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Diligite iustitiam, qui iudicatis terram (Wisdom 1:1). 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: Dii facientes adiuvant: The Goddess do helpe the doers. Hereby is mente, that the heavenly power is an ayde and helpe, not to loyterers and idle persons, but to laborious and paineful folke, and such as put to their own good willes.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, the story of a very wicked cat who pretended to be friends with an eagle and a sow (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Membra et Venter., the famous story of what happened when the members of the body went on strike to protest the belly's greed.

Membra et Venter

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: εἶδον βιβλίον κατεσφραγισμένον σφραγῖσιν ἑπτά. Vidi librum signatum sigillis septem. I saw a book sealed with seven seals.