Friday, January 30, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 30

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 free PDF copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: #PDF Tribute to Aaron Swartz

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Supra spem spero (English: I hope beyond hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia fato fiunt (English: All things happen by fate).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Dulcior est fructus post multa pericula ductus (English: The fruit is sweeter when it has been obtained by many perils).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Tu quis es, qui iudicas proximum? (James 4:12). 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: Figulus figulo invidet, faber fabro: The potter envieth the potter, the smith the smith. The Englishe man pronounceth this Proverbe in this sort: One begger biddeth wo that an other by the dore should go. Assurely where men exercise one science, there commonlie the likenes of the science both rather gender hartbrenninge then it doth love or benevolence.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Res In Se Recurrentes. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Qui legit, intellegat.
Let him who reads understand.

Qui amat periculum, in illo peribit.
He who loves danger will perish in it.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Herinacei et Viperae, which explains why hedgehogs make bad houseguests.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Testudo et Iuppiter, the story of how the turtle got her shell (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Iuppiter et Testudo

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

Vulpes et Vota Eius