Monday, January 11, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 11

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 tertium Idus Ianuarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Cogito, ergo sum (English: I think, therefore I am).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cura facit canos (English: Worry makes grey hairs).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nocte laboratum non est opus undique gratum (English: When a work is done by night, it is not pleasing in any way ... in other words: an all-nighter is not going to be your best work!).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Super omnia vincit veritas (I Esdras 3:12). 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: Heroum filii noxae: The children of most renowned and noble personages, be for moste parte destructions to a common welth. Verelye our elders have observed from time to time, that the children of most excellent and wise men have growne much out of kinde from the vertues and prowesse of theyr progenitours.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Nulla salus bello.
There is no safety in war.

Quid si caelum ruat?
What if the sky were to fall?


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Fortuna et Puer, a story about Lady Luck who is indignant about her bad reputation (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Graculus et Noctua, a story about a bird in borrowed feathers.

Graculus Superbus

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Αἰσχρόν τοι δῆρόν τε μένειν κενεόν τε νεέσθαι. Turpe est et mansisse diu vacuumque redire. It is a shameful thing to have stayed away a long time and to come back empty.