Sunday, March 29, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 29

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 quartum Kalendas Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Respicio sine luctu (English: I look back without grief).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Spes vitam fovet (English: Hope nourishes life).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ex magna cena stomacho fit maxima poena (English: From a great dinner comes a greater punishment for the stomach).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Praecordia fatui quasi rota carri (Sirach 33:5). 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: Oportet remum ducere, qui didicit: He ought to helde the oore that hath learned it. That is to saye: Everye man must practise that science and facultie, that hath bene afore taught him. Let not the shomaker medle further then his shoes. Lette the ploughman talke of his plough.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Facies Veneris. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Matris imago filia est.
The daughter is the image of her mother.

Libros lege; quae legeris, memento.
Read books; what you read, remember.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mercurius, Homo, et Formicae, which is one of my all-time favorites (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mustela et Lima, the story of a bloodthirsty weasel.

Mustela et Lima

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

vulpes et pardus