Monday, November 28, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 28

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 Kalendas Decembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Nemo solus sapit (English: No one is wise by himself).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nil inultum remanebit (English: Nothing will remain unavenged).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ex minimo crescit, sed non cito fama quiescit (English: From a tiny thing the rumor grows, but it does not quickly come to rest).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Oritur sol et occidit et ad locum suum revertitur, ibique renascens (Ecc. 1:5). 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: Cibum in matellam ne immittas: Put not meat into a pispot. Plutarche expoudeth this saying thus. Cast not good sentences into the minde of a wicked person. So that it is all one in effecte with that sayeng of Christ. Cast not perles afore swine. For speeche is the meat of the minde. But this meate is corrupted and doth putrifie, if it fal into an unsounde minde.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Dum spiramus, speramus.
While we breathe, we hope.

Non mare transisset, pavidus si nauta fuisset.
The sailor would not have crossed the sea if he had been afraid.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes Duo et Os, a story about two dogs fighting over a single bone (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus, the sad story of the lion in love.

Leo Amatorius

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog postSOLI DEO GLORIA.