Monday, August 7, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 7

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I was out of town last week for one final summer excursion... now it's time to hunker down and get ready for classes!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Idus Augustas.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Sapiens dominabitur astris (English: A wise person will master the stars).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Stet fortuna domus (English: May this house be prosperous).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mortis linque metus, si tu vis vivere laetus (English: Put aside any fears of death, if you want to live happily).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Usque ad mortem certa pro iustitia (Sirach 4:28). 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 Spes Proxima. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Claude os, aperi oculos.
Close your mouth; open your eyes.

Tu dormis et tempus ambulat.
You are sleeping and time walks on.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Mus et Leo, a fable of gratitude, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif:

And here is Latin LOLBaby (Enzo) with a fun blog post: Ubi libertas, ibi patria.