Sunday, January 31, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 31

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): pridie Kalendas Februarias, the day before the Kalends of February.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Animum prudentia firmat (English: Experience strengthens the spirit).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia fato fiunt (English: All things happen by fate).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Dulcior est fructus, post multa pericula ductus (English: The fruit is sweeter when it has been obtained by many perils).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Num custos fratris mei sum? (Genesis 4:9) 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: Herculis cothurnos: Was used for a proverbe, wherein a thinge of litle importance was set forthe with great eloquence, or other thinge solemne, more apte for a greater matter. As one shoulde put Hercules hosen on a childes legges. This is so comon a vice nowe adayes among students of eloquence that in writing and speaking, they seme to prepare the hose before they knowe the measure of the legge, whereon they will put it..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quae Nocent, Docent. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Rara avis.
A rare bird.

Sicut mater, ita et filia eius.
Like mother, like daughter.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Herinacei et Viperae, a story about unwelcome houseguests.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sol et Ventus, a story about warmth versus bluster (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Sol et Boreas

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

Leo Senex