Friday, March 18, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 18

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm back from Spring Break... and safe travels to anyone traveling on their spring break this weekend!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Excute corde metum (English: Cast out fear from your mind).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Insperata saepe contingunt (English: Unhoped-for things often happen).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ut mala vitentur, aliquando vera tacentur (English: In order to avoid trouble, sometimes it's better to keep silent about the truth).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Unusquisque onus suum portabit (Gal. 6:5). 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: Omnium rerum vicissitudo est: The worlde chaungeth every daye, every thing hath his course. It ys a proverbe by the which ys signified that yn this worlde ys nothinge stable permanent nor durable, but lyke as the sea doth contynuallye flowe and ebbe, so do all thinges yn this world dayly chaunge, nowe up, nowe down, nowe mery, nowe sadde, nowe frynde, now foe, nowe accepted and anon out of favoure.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is A Maioribus Discimus. Click here for a full-sized view. I'm sharing these with English translations at Google+ now too.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Veri amoris nullus est finis.
There is no end of true love.

Peccavimus omnes, alii gravia, alii leviora.
We have all sinned: some of us have sinned seriously, others slightly.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Tympana, a fable about a long-suffering donkey who doesn't get a rest even in death (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursus, Leo, et Vulpes, in which the bigger predators are outfoxed.

Leo, Ursus et Vulpes

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Errando discitur. We learn by making mistakes.