Monday, June 29, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 29

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

As I mentioned in the previous post, I've started a Growth Mindset Memes project, and it's going to be a lot of fun. Susan Strickland has already created her own Cheezburger Board, which includes this lovely item!

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

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Occasio capienda est (English: Seize the opportunity).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Persevera per severa (English: Persevere through severities).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cras, cras, cras, cras: sic omnis dilabitur aetas (English: Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow: so a whole lifetime slips by).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Littera occidit; Spiritus autem vivificat (II Cor. 3:6). 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: Suo ipsius indicio periit sorex: The Ratte betrayed herself with her owne noyse and so was taken. It is a proverbiall speakinge of anybodye that ys betrayed by his owne wordes..

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Mens alitur discendo et cogitando.
The mind is nourished by learning and thinking.

Sic fuit, est, et erit: similis similem sibi quaerit.
Thus it was, is, and will be: like seeks like.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Haedus et Lupus Fores Pulsans, a "home alone" type of fable (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Catus, a story in which the fox is too smart for her own good.

vulpes et feles

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἀσφαλέστερον γὰρ τοῦ λέγειν τὸ σιγᾶν. Tutius est tacere quam loqui. It is safer to keep quiet than to speak.