Monday, October 10, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 10

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 sextum Idus Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Perseverantia palmam obtinebit (English: Persistence will obtain the palm of victory).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Numquam satis discitur (English: There is never an end of learning).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Omne quod est nimium, vertitur in vitium (English: Everything in excess turns into a vice).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Mutare potest pardus varietates suas? (Jer. 13:23). 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: In vino veritas: In wine is trouth. Verely large drinking and especiallie of wine taketh alwaye the cloke and dissimulation of mans minde, and what so ever lieth hidde in the brest, it bringeth to lighte. Furthermore Plinie a great learned man writeth, that wine so much bewrayeth the secretes of the mind, that there have been men, which in theyr large and mery drinkinge have uttered theyr owne bane and destruction. Our common Proverbe agreeth here unto whiche saieth, Children, drunkers, and fooles can not lye.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Tibi Facient Rursum. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amor mentes nectit.
Love entwines minds.

Fatetur facinus is, qui iudicium fugit.
Someone who flees the trial confesses his crime.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis et Umbra, a famous fable about how appearances can be deceiving.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus et Apes, a story about controlling your temper (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Ursus et Apes

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἄλλο γλαῦξ, ἄλλο κορώνη φθέγγεται. Aliud noctua, aliud cornix sonat. The owl makes one sound, the crow another.