Saturday, October 3, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 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 quintum Nonas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Docete omnes gentes (English: Teach all the peoples).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Sola pecunia regnat (English: Money alone rules).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nil cito delebis, nisi iam meliora videbis (English: You should delete nothing in haste, unless you see better things already).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Colligite fragmenta ne pereant (John 6:12). 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: Munerum animus optimus: The minde of giftes is best, that is to say. In the giftes or presentes of friendes the price or value of the thing that is sente is not to be considered, but the minde rather of the sender, as that renowned King Xerxes received thankfully of an uplandish man and handfull of water. And Christ also preferred the widowes two farthinges, afore all the riche mens offerings.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Ultra aspicio.
I look beyond.

In oculis animus habitat.
The soul dwells in the eyes.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pavo et Grus , a story about beauty and loftiness of spirit.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leo Iratus et Puteus, the wonderful story of the lion who was his own worst enemy (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Leo et Puteus

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: Umbra Transit, Lux Manet.