Monday, October 26, 2015

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: Monday, October 26

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 septimum Kalendas Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Exitus acta probat (English: The outcome commends our actions).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Alit lectio ingenium (English: Reading nourishes talent).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina (English: The mind of a wolf may often hide beneath the skin of a lamb).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Sapientia absconsa et thesaurus invisus: quae utilitas in utrisque? (Sirach 20:30). 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: Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit: No man in the world is wise at al houres. It is only belonging to God and properly due unto him never to commit follie. There is, I say, no man, but otherwiles doteth, but is deceived, but plaieth the foole, though he seme never so wise. Whan I say man, I except not the woman.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Modum nescit ponere voluptas.
Pleasure knows not how to set limits.

Somnus est frater mortis.
Sleep is the brother of death.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey in the lion's skin (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cancer et Serpens, a story about a crab who makes a crooked snake go straight, so to speak.

Serpens et Cancer

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

Leo Rex