Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 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 free PDF copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: #PDF Tribute to Aaron Swartz.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): antediem octavum Idus Ianuarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Florebo quocumque ferar (English: I will flourish wherever I end up).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cavendo tutus eris (English: By being cautious you will be safe).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Stat scelus occultum, sed non remanebit inultum (English: A crime can be hidden, but it will not remain unavenged).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Dives difficile intrabit in regnum caelorum (Matt. 19:23). 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 Conybeare: Calvum vellis: Thou pluckest heare of a balde mannes heade, a proverbe where one woulde have a thinge of a man that he hath not, thou wouldest take a breeche from a bare arst man.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quod Paucis Orandus Deus. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

In nocte consilium
Plans take shape at night.

In vino veritas.
In wine, there is truth.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pica Loquax et Aquila, a fable about gossip in the bird world.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mus et Leonis Gratia, a fable of gratitude... but with an ending that may surprise you (this fable has a vocabulary list).

leo et mus

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

Leo Aegrotus, Lupus et Vulpes