Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 2

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 quartum Nonas Novembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ut sim paratior (English: In order that I might be better prepared).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Qui audet adipiscitur (English: He who dares gets what he aims at).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Modicus cibi medicus sibi (English: If you can limit your food, you can be your own doctor).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Homo ad laborem nascitur et avis ad volatum (Job 5:7). 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: Saepe etiam stultus fuit opportuna locutus: Oftentimes even the foole hitteth the nayle on the head, and speaketh thinges in place. This Proverbe admonisheth us, not to reiecte ne despise an holsome and right sentence, spoken otherwhiles oute of a rude felowes mouth.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Deliberando discitur sapientia.
By pondering, wisdom is learned.

Cavendi nulla est dimittenda occasio.
You should never ignore any chance to act cautiously.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cervus et Hinnulus Eius , a fable about self-image (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Serpens Calcata et Apollo, a fable about deterrence.

Serpens Calcatus et Iuppiter

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Half a Hundred Hero Tales of Ulysses and The Men of Old by Francis Storr with illustrations by Frank C. Pape.