Sunday, March 6, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 6

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 Nonas Martias, the day before the Nones of March.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Diligite inimicos vestros (English: Love your enemies).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Aequat omnes cinis (English: Funeral ashes make all things equal).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mus salit in stratum dum scit abesse catum (English: The mouse leaps up on the bed when it knows the cat is away).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Caritas omnia suffert, omnia credit, omnia sperat, omnia sustinet (I Cor. 13:7). 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: Adversus solem ne loquitor: Speake not against the sun. That is to say, strive not against manifest and evident thinges. For the thinge that apparant, and which no man denieth, wee call as cleare as the Sunne.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Cetera Mortis Erunt; Vivitur Ingenio. 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:

Amor caecus.
Love is blind.

O fallax rerum copia!
O the deceitful abundance of things!


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Milvus Aegrotans, a story of deathbed repentance (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ostreum et Mus, in which the mouse meets his doom.

Mus et Ostreum

Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Macedonia ("My Sharona" by the Knack), which you can watch at YouTube also.