Monday, January 16, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 16

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

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

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Fugit hora, ora (English: Time is flying: pray).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cura facit canos (English: Worry makes grey hairs).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est verum verbum: frangit Deus omne superbum (English: Here is a true saying: God shatters everything that is proud).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Diliges proximum tuum, sicut te ipsum (Gal. 5:14). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

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

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Amicus est unus animus in duobus corporibus.
A friend is one soul in two bodies.

Non timeo, sed caveo.
I am not afraid, but I am cautious.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Grammaticus , a funny story about a sneaky teacher (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Grus et Lupus, a famous story about the danger of doing favors for wolves, real and metaphorical.

lupus et grus

Alchemical Latin Reader. Since it has an animal theme, I wanted to include this latest item from my project on alchemical emblems, and for detailed information about the Latin, see this blog post: Pullus a nido volans. Plus, it has music!

And here's a new Latin LOLBaby from Brazil: