Monday, January 25, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 25

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Also, I don't know if any of you are familiar with Ian O'Byrne or the other wonderful educators affiliated with #WalkMyWorld... anyway, it is a wonderful project, and it's starting up again for 2016 if you want to join in. Here's how it works: WalkMy World - Where I Begin.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Kalendas Februarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Supra spem spero (English: I hope beyond hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia sanat (English: Time heals all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est longum bellum, non non, est estque duellum (English: The duel between no! no! and yes! yes! is a long war).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ecce, quantus ignis quam magnam silvam incendit (James 3:5). 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 Taverner: Ne Hercules quidem contra duos: Not Hercules against two, that is to saye: Though a man never so muche excelleth other in strengthe, yet it will be hard for him to matche two at ones. And one man may lawfully give place to a multitude.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Virtuti sapientia comes.
Wisdom is a companion to excellence.

Virtutis iter arduum.
The way of virtue is steep.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, a story about a baby beauty contest.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mures Duo, the famous story of the town mouse and the country mouse (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Mures Duo

Words from Mythology. For more about CHIMERA and the Greek chimaera (khimaira), see this blog post.