Monday, June 20, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 20

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 copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: Fables, Proverbs and Distichs — Free PDFs.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem duodecimum Kalendas Iulias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is In tempestate floresco (English: I flourish in the storm).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Veritas vos liberabit (English: The truth will set you free).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Qui nimium fatur, stultissimus esse probatur (English: He who speaks too much proves himself to be an utter fool).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Crastinus dies sollicitus erit sibi ipse (Matt. 6:34). 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: Non semper erit aestas: It will not alweyes be sommer, take tyme when tyme cometh, for occasion will not alwey serve, when the iron ys whote we must strike, least hit be colde agayne.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Precare Mihi. 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:

Natura diverso gaudet.
Nature rejoices in variety.

Nemo sine crimine vivit.
No one lives without doing wrong.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Agnus et Lupus, Bibentes, a fable about how might makes right.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Membra et Venter, a story about "corporation" (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Membra et Venter

Evan Millner's Fables. I thought you might enjoy Evan Millner's marvelous fable videos; they are available at YouTube.