Thursday, July 14, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 14

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): pridie Idus Iulias, the day before the Ides of July on Friday.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Dum vigilo, tutus (English: Safe, so long as I keep watch).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Qui tacet, consentit (English: He who is silent, consents).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Vultu talis eris, qualia mente geris (English: You will show in your face what you think in your mind).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ne glorieris in crastinum (Proverbs 27:1). 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: Bonae leges ex malis moribus procreantur: Good lawes be gendred of evill manners. Lawes, as testifieth the Apostle Paule, be not made for the righteous persons, but for horemongers, aduouterers, theves, traitours and such other. If al were good, we should neede no lawes.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Amor Argum Fallit. 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:

Cives mundi omnes sumus.
We all are citizens of the world.

Alia dantur, alia negantur.
Some things are given; some things are denied.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, about a greedy old man and his generous son (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rana et Bos, the fable of the self-inflated frog.

Rana et Bos

And here's a beautiful video from the Tu quoque, Enzo, fili mi blog: Rideo, ergo sum. I laugh, therefore I am. Visit the blog to see the video: