Saturday, September 6, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 6

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 octavum Idus Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vincit omnia veritas (English: Truth conquers all).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cito arescit lacrima (English: A tear dries quickly).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nulla valet tantum virtus, patientia quantum (English: No other virtue is as strong as patience).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Si dormierint duo, fovebuntur mutuo; unus quomodo calefiet? (Ecc. 4:11). 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: Cor ne edito: Do not torment thie mynde with care and heavynes. It was one of Pithagoras counsayles.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Solus Sapiens Dives. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes in Puteum Delapsa et Lupus, the story of a fox who needs help from a wolf (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Feles et Venus, the wonderful story of what happened when Venus turned a cat into a woman.

Feles et Venus

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: ἄρατε τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης. Tollite arcam foederis. Take up the ark of the covenant.