Sunday, September 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 17

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 quintum decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Non deest spes (English: There is no lack of hope ... and see also the poem about hope below).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Caritas omnia potest (English: Love can do all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Damna fleo rerum, sed plus fleo damna dierum (English: I weep for things lost, but I weep more for days lost).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui fodit foveam, incidet in eam; et qui volvit lapidem, revertetur ad eumX (Proverbs 26:27). 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 Me Erigit. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Veloces sunt latronum pedes.
Swift are the feet of thieves.

Sedendo et quiescendo anima efficitur sapiens.
By sitting and resting, the soul is made wise.


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Mures Duo, the famous story of the city mouse and the country mouse, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: