Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 18

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. My classes have started (so my posting may be a bit more erratic over the next couple of weeks), and I wish you all a happy Back-to-School experience!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Septembres (or, if you are reading this on August 19: ante diem quartum decimum Kalendas Septembres).

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Tempus omnia monstrat (English: Time reveals all things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Suum cuique placet (English: Each person likes what is his).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Quos vult, sors ditat; quos non vult, sub pede tritat (English: Fortune enriches those whom she wants; the others she grinds under her foot).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Pulsate, et aperietur vobis (Matt. 7:7). 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: Grata brevitas: Shortnes is acceptable. Unto littel thinges is a certaine grace annexed. Some thinges do please men by reason of the greatnes and quantitie. Againe there be other thinges whiche even for that very cause be acceptable, and had in price, bycause they be litle. The English proverbe is thus pronounced, Short and swete.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Vivo ut Edam. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Gaudeamus igitur.
Let us therefore rejoice.

Omne bonum dei donum.
Every good thing is a gift of God.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Minerva et Naufragus, a story of how the gods help them that help themselves — and one of my all-time favorite fables (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis in Praesepi et Bos, the famous story of the dog in the manger.

Canis in Praesepi

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

leo, vacca, capra et ovis