Saturday, June 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: June 17

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are looking for free copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: Fables, Proverbs and Distichs — Free PDFs.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Iulias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Rosa petit caelum (English: The rose seeks the sky).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nubilo serena succedunt (English: Fair skies follow the cloudy sky).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: In pratis ut flos, sic cadit omnis honos (English: Like a flower in the meadows, so perishes every honor).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Beati mites quoniam ipsi possidebunt terram (Matt. 5:4). 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 Cura Nulla. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Aut Caesar, aut nihil.
Either a Caesar. or nothing.

Sol efficit ut omnia floreant.
The sun makes all things flourish.


FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Accipiter Columbam Insequens , in which the hawk experiences karma (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Oves Timidae et Pastor, in which the shepherd tries to rouse the courage of his flock.

Pastor et Grex

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: ἀποκτενῶ σε καὶ ἀφελῶ τὴν κεφαλήν σου ἀπὸ σοῦ. Percutiam te, et auferam caput tuum a te. I will smite thee, and take thing head from thee.