Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 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 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 decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Malum bono vince (English: Conquer evil with good).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Etiam prudentissimus peccat (English: Even the most prudent man makes mistakes).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Multa facit dira, si non compescitur ira (English: Anger can do many terrible things, if it is not held in check).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Vos estis lux mundi (Matt. 5:14). 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: Homo bulla: A proverbe notinge the frayltie of mannes life which vanisheth awaye like a bubble of water..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fert Omnia Secum. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

In libris libertas.
In books there is freedom.

Dulcior est fructus post multa pericula ductus.
Sweeter is the fruit obtained after many dangers.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asini Spongiis et Sale Onusti, the story of a donkey who is too smart for his own good.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles et Venus, the wonderful story of what happened when Venus changed a cat into a woman (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Feles et Venus

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