Sunday, August 7, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 7

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 my travels... and getting ready for the new school year!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Idus Augustas.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Rem omnem considera (English: Consider the whole business).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Deliberando discitur sapientia (English: By pondering, wisdom is learned).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Cui mens est stulta, pro paucis vult dare multa (English: Someone who has the mind of a fool is willing to give much in exchange for little).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Usque ad mortem certa pro iustitia (Sirach 4:28). 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: Satius est recurrere, quam currere male: Better it is to runne backe againe, than to runne forth amisse. Many be eyther so shamefast, or els so stricte in theyr own opinion, that they had lever runne forth still in errour and out of the way, than to apply them selves to better and more holsome counsailes.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Crimina Nostra. 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:

Domus divisa contra se non stabit.
A house divided against itself will not stand.

Odium numquam potest esse bonum.
Hatred can never be a good thing.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pater, Filii, et Agrorum Cultura, a parenting fable.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Platanus et Viatores, a fable about the environment (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Platanus et Viatores

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Ad astra! To the stars!