Monday, November 17, 2014

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 17

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 quintum decimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ora et labora (English: Pray and work hard).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Spes dabit auxilium (English: Hope will give help).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Temporibus brumae iuxta ignem pocula sume (English: In winter time, sit by the fire and raise your glass).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Sol non occidat super iracundiam vestram (Eph. 4:26). 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: Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus: Without meate and drinke the lust of the body is colde. The beste way to tame carnall lust, is to kepe abstinence of meates and drinkes. Ceres amonges the Panims was taken fro the Goddesse of corne, Bacchus for the God of wine, and Venus for the Goddesse of love. Our Englishe Proverbe confirmeth the same, which saith, A licorouse mouth, a licourouse taile.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ut Mater, Sic Filia. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Cogitato hiems quam longa sit.
Think how long the winter is.

Ut ameris, amabilis esto.
To be loved, be lovable.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Castor et Venator, the story of a desperate beaver's bargain with the hunter (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mures, Feles, et Tintinnabulum, the famous story of "belling the cat."

mures et feles

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