Monday, January 30, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 30

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 tertium Kalendas Februarias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Medea and the Daughters of Pelias, and there are more images here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Virtus vincit invidiam (English: Excellence overcomes envy).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Dicendo dicere discimus (English: We learn to speak by speaking).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non valet inceptus, fuerit nisi finis adeptus (English: The beginning means nothing unless the end is reached).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnes vos fratres estis (Matt. 23:8). 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 Apologia Fortunae. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Summum cape et medium habebis.
Grab the top and you'll have the middle.

Altiora pete.
Seek higher things.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Herinacei et Viperae, a fable about how no good deed goes unpunished.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tigris et Venatores, the sad story of the tiger momma (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Alchemical Latin Reader. Below you will find an alchemical poster from the Tabula Smaragdina, and for detailed information about the Latin, see this blog post: Quod est inferius est sicut quod est superius.