Friday, April 10, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 10

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 Idus Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Non sufficit orbis (English: The world is not enough - that's for you James Bond fans).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Audi alteram partem (English: Hear the other side).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Omnis in hoc mundo, fragilis stat sicut arundo (English: Every person in this world is as frail as a reed).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Concident gladios suos in vomeres et hastas suas in ligones (Micah 4:3). 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: Sub omni lapide scorpius dormit: Under every stone sleepeth a Scorpion. This Proverbe admonisheth us, that wee speake not rashely and unadvisedlie amonges captiouse and calumnious persons. For what so ever wee touch, it is to be feared that they will bite it. Now certaine it is, that the Scorpions be wonte in diverse countreyes beyond the sea, to lye lurkinge under stones, whiche stones, so sone as a man uniware, take up, forthwith he receyveth a wounde of the Scorpion. .

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Velle Tuum Meum Est. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Post tenebras, lux.
After the darkness, light.

Forma dei munus.
Beauty is a gift of god.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asinus et Dominus Ingratus, a sad tale of a donkey who can't get any respect.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus et Apes, the story of an angry bear and some bees (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ursus et Apes

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: ἄρατε τὴν κιβωτὸν τῆς διαθήκης. Tollite arcam foederis. Take up the ark of the covenant.