Thursday, September 15, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 15

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. And, just for fun, even though it's not exactly Latin, I had to include this cute graphic that I noticed on Twitter today!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Octobres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Psyche Awakens Cupid, and there are more images here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Lucem amat virtus (English: Excellence loves the light).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Caritas omnia potest (English: Love can do all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Si fore vis sanus, ablue saepe manus (English: If you want to be healthy, wash your hands often).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Faciendi plures libros nullus est finis (Ecc. 12:12). 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: Omnium rerum vicissitudo est: There is an alteracion of al thinges. This sentence of Terence signifieth, that in mens thinges nothing is perpetuall, no thing stable, but all passe and repasse even like to the ebbine and flowinge of the Ocean sea, where unto the English Proverbe alludeth that saieth: After a lowe ebbe, commeth a floude.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Sic Habe Divitias. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fiat lux!
Let there be light!

Respice post te.
Look behind you.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, a fable about ingratitude.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Tympana, the sad story of a donkey's life... and death. (this fable has a vocabulary list).

negotiator et asinus

LatinLOLBaby. Here is a wonderful new post at baby Enzo's blog: