Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: October 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 sextum decimum Kalendas NovembresXX.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Memento semper finis (English: Always keep the goal in mind).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Scarabeus aquilam quaerit (English: The beetle is looking for the eagle, alluding to the famous Aesop's fable).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Os qui non claudit, quod non vult, saepius audit (English: He who doesn't close his mouth, often hears what he does want to).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Sicut fecisti, fiet tibi (Ob. 1:15). 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 Scientia et Caritas. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Carcer numquam pulcher.
Prison is never pretty.

Mens alitur discendo et cogitando.
The mind is nourished by learning and thinking.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Acies Eius, a story about a leader who embraces diversity!

Leo Imperator