Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 4

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): pridie Nonas Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vince malum patientia (English: Conquer evil with patience).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Abluit manus manum (English: One hand washes another).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ex frixis pullus ovis nunquam venit ullus (English: No chicken ever comes from fried eggs).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Beati qui esuriunt et sitiunt iustitiam, quoniam ipsi saturabuntur (Matt. 5:6). 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 Virtus Immortalis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fac hodie: fugit haec non reditura dies.
Do it today: this day runs away, not to return.

Post tenebras spero lucem.
After the darkness, I hope for light.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Uva, the famous story of the supposedly sour grapes.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leo Iratus et Puteus, in which anger is a lion's undoing (this fable has a vocabulary list).

Leo et Puteus

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἐλέφαντα ἐκ μυίας ποιεῖς. Elephantem ex musca facis. You're making an elephant out of a fly.