Monday, October 6, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 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): pridie Nonas Octobres, the day before the Nones!

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Dum spiramus, speramus (English: While we breathe, we hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Noctem dies sequitur (English: Day follows night).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nil cito delebis, nisi iam meliora videbis (English: You should delete nothing in haste, unless you see better things already).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Non est homo qui non peccet (II Chron. 6:36). 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: Faecem bibat, qui vinum bibit: He that hath dronke the wine, let him drinke the dregges. He that hath had the use and fruicion of the swete, let him contente to take some part of the sowre.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lingua Docet Quid Lateat. 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 Gallus et Ancillae, a fable of unintended consequences!

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Luna et Mater, a story about the poor moon who wanted a dress (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Luna et Mater

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: λάβετε φάγετε, τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ σῶμά μου. Accipite, et comedite: hoc est corpus meum. Take, eat; this is my body.