Tuesday, September 6, 2016

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

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Idus Septembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Birth of Apollo and Artemis, and there are more images here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Suum cuique tribue (English: Assign to each his own).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cito arescit lacrima (English: A tear dries quickly).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Valde frequens haustus non est, mihi credite, faustus (English: Drinking way too much, believe me, is not good luck).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Si dormierint duo, fovebuntur mutuo; unus quomodo calefiet? (Ecc. 4:11). 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: Tussis pro crepitu: The Latin Proverbe rose of them, which with a lowde coughe or hem, hide and dissemble their fartinges, which kinde of people even this day not without great laughter be found out. And it maybe applied uppon him, whiche covereth his faulte or frailtie with some other thing. As if a man being taken in the house of a fayre Woman, which had not good name, sayeth that he came thether, to have a shyrte made of her, or for other affaires.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Aurum Omnia Vincit. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Carcer numquam pulcher.
Prison is never pretty.

Amor pretiosior auro.
Love is more precious than gold.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes in Puteum Delapsa et Lupus , in which the fox asks the wolf for help (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Feles et Venus, which shows you can make a woman out of a cat, but you can't take the cat out of the woman. :-)

Feles et Venus

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Aedificate alterutrum. Help one another.