Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 3

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 Nonas Iunias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Nil desperandum est (English: We should never despair).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Pecuniae obediunt omnia (English: All things obey money).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Sunt asini multi solum bino pede fulti (English: There are many donkeys, except that they stand on two legs).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnia quaecumque vultis ut faciant vobis homines, et vos facite eis (Matt. 7:12). 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: Mendacem memorem esse oportet: A lyer ought not to be forgetful. It is very harde for him that lyeth alwayes to agree in one tale, onles he hath a righte good memorie, for as much as the remembraunce of thinges feyned, is farre more hard than the memorie of true thinges. By reason whereof for the most parte the devisours forgers of lyes are by this meanes taken while forgetting what they speake afore, they speake thinges contrarie and repugnaunte to their former tale.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lex et Iustitia. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Quod satis est, dormi.
Sleep as much as is enough.

Facilia sapientibus cuncta.
For those who are wise, all things are easy.
(and see the Greek version below!)


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Aquam Timens, a story about how fear is learned (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Venator et Eques, a fable about saving face.

Eques et Rusticus

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: Ἅπαντα σοφοῖς ῥᾶιστα. Omnia sapientibus facillima. For the wise, all things are very easy.