Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 11

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 tertium Idus Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Aequo pede propera (English: Hurry at an even pace).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia tempus habent (English: All things have their time).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Dum canis os rodit, socium, quem diligit, odit (English: While the dog is gnawing a bone, he hates the companion whom he had loved).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Laetare, iuvenis, in adulescentia tua (Ecc. 11:9). 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: Ignem igni ne addas: Put no fier to fier. Adde not calamitie to calamitie, leste beinge alreadie chauffed thou be yet more chauffed. Plato in his second booke of lawes, forbiddeth children the drinkinge of wine until they come to the age of xviii yeares, lest if the heate of the wine shoulde be added to the fervencie of the age, they shoulde seeme to commite fier to fier. This Proverbe is touched in Englishe, where it is saide, that wee ought not put fire to towe.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Lege: sapere aude!
Read: dare to know!

Malo me diligi quam metui.
I prefer to be loved rather than feared.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leaena et Sus, a story about quality versus quantity (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cancer et Vulpes, a story about a crab who thought he would go live on the land.

Cancer et Vulpes

Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Leo et Iaculator, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Sagittarius, Leo et Vulpes