Monday, January 12, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 12

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. It's the official start of the semester for the University of Oklahoma, and I hope everybody else who is going back to school today will have a great week!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): pridie Idus Ianuarias, the day before the Ides of January.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ut prosim aliis (English: So that I may be useful to others).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cura facit canos (English: Worry makes grey hairs).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est sanum plane de lecto surgere mane (English: It's clearly good for your health to get out of bed early in the morning).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Via impiorum tenebrosa; nesciunt ubi corruant (Proverbs 4:19). 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: Heroum filii noxae: The children of most renowned and noble personages, be for moste parte destructions to a common welth. Verelye our elders have observed from time to time, that the children of most excellent and wise men have growne much out of kinde from the vertues and prowesse of theyr progenitours..

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fuge, late, tace.
Run away, hide, keep silent.

Miscentur tristia laetis.
Sad things are mixed with joys.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vipera et Auceps, a story about hunting karma.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Fortuna et Puer, a wonderful story about Lady Luck and what humans call bad luck (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)