Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 14

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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 sextum decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Misceo iocis seria (English: I mix serious matters with joking ones).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Patientia vincit omnia (English: Patience conquers all).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ut strasti lectum, super hunc sic vade cubatum (English: As you have made your bed, so go lie upon it).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nolite esse solliciti in crastinum (Matt. 6:34). 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 Summa Voluptas. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Da veniam culpae.
Forgive the fault.

Ingenium mala saepe movet.
Genius often stirs up trouble.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pisces e Sartagine Exsilientes, a fable about the proverbial fish in the frying pan (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Pastor, the famous story of Androcles and the lion.

leo et pastor

Growth Mindset Memes. For more about this growth cat, see this blog post. Scribendo disces scribere. By writing you will learn to write.