Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 24

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Iunias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Periculum fortitudine evasi (English: By my bravery, I have escaped danger).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nemo nascitur artifex (English: No one is born a master craftsman).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Si gradus est altus, gravior fiet tibi saltus (English: The higher your position, the heavier will be your fall).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Vade ad formicam, o piger, et considera vias eius et disce sapientiam (Proverbs 6:6). 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 Dis Superis Par. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sua cuique voluptas.
To each his own pleasure.

Petite, et dabitur vobis.
Ask, and it will be given to you.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Taurus et Culex , a fable about a boastful gnat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuvencus et Rusticus, the story of a recalcitrant calf.

rusticus et iuvencus

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: Αἱ Ἰβύκου γέρανοι. Ibyci grues. The cranes of Ibycus.