Thursday, August 27, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 27

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 sextum Kalendas Septembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Dum vivo, spero (English: So long as I live, I hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nummus nummum parit (English: Money makes money).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Quid iuvat adspectus, si non conceditur usus? (English: What is the good of looking at something if you're not allowed to use it?).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Moritur doctus, similiter et indoctus (Ecc. 2:16). 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: Taurum tollet, qui vitulum sustulerit: He that hath borne a calfe, that also beare a bull, he that accustomed him selfe to litle thinges, by litle and litle shal be able to goe awaye with greater thinges. One named Milo, was wont every day to beare a certaine way on his shoulders a calf. At length the calfe grew to a great oxe, his daily exercise made him still able to beare the oxe, when the oxe was now of an exceding great quantitie, ye see what maistries use worketh.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amor tollit timorem.
Love removes fear.

Libros paucos legere utilius, quam multos habere.
It is more useful to read a few books than to have a great many of them.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Iuppiter, the story of the foolish frogs who wanted a king (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Persona Tragoedi, the story of the wolf who found a pretty face.


Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Julius Caesar, which you can watch at YouTube also.