Monday, January 18, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 18

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 decimum Kalendas Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Apes debemus imitari (English: We should imitate the bees).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia nimia nocent (English: All excesses are harmful).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Hunc fidum dico, bene qui succurrit amico (English: If a man rightly comes to the aid of a friend, I deem that man faithful).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Beati qui lugent, quoniam ipsi consolabuntur (Matt. 5:5). 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: Camarinam movere: A proverbe spoken to one that hurteth hemself by that thing that he stirreth or goeth aboute, to have done; and it proceedeth of a fenne so called, which being dried up there happened a great pestilence, whereof the people adioynyng asked of Apollo whether they should make it drye for ever, who answered Ne moveas camarinam: as he should saye stere not mischief to thieself.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ratio Regina, Natura Mater. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Inimici diligendi sunt, sed cavendi.
Love your enemies, but watch out.

Miserebor cuius misereor.
I will have mercy on whom I have mercy.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Grammaticus, a hilarious story about an education entrepreneur (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Olitoris Asinus, the story of a long-suffering donkey.

Asinus et Iuppiter

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: DUM SPECTAS FUGIO.