Saturday, September 5, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 5

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): Nonae Septembres, the Nones of September.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Flight of Aeneas; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here. Yes, Aeneas and his family were war refugees...


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Suum cuique tribue (English: Assign to each his own).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cito arescit lacrima (English: A tear dries quickly).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Multo deliro, si cuique placere requiro (English: I've got to be completely crazy if I seek to please everyone).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnis caro faenum et omnis gloria eius quasi flos agri (Isaiah 40:6). 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: Cor ne edito: Do not torment thie mynde with care and heavynes. It was one of Pithagoras counsayles.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is In Simulate Loquentem. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Aedes sine libris similis corpori sine spiritu.
A house without books is like a body without a soul.

Ad astra!
To the stars!


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Milvus Aegrotans, a story about deathbed repentance in the animal world (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Feles et Venus, a hilarious little story about a man who fell in love with a cat.

Feles et Venus

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog postCrescit sub pondere virtus. I've been having a great time with the "growth mindset" project in my class; you can see lots of English-language growth mindset cats at the blog too.