Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: November 21

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 undecimum Kalendas Decembres.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Ora et labora (English: Pray and work hard).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Spes dabit auxilium (English: Hope will give help ... but for a different take on hope, see the next proverb!).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Spes laqueo volucres, spes captat arundine pisces (English: Hope captures birds with a net, and fish with a rod).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Sol non occidat super iracundiam vestram (Eph. 4:26). 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 Exempla Optima. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Frangit inertia vires.
Laziness saps your strength.

Nimium breves flores rosae.
Too brief are the flowers of the rose.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Unicornis, a story about a treacherous lion and a trusting unicorn.

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Vulpis ad personam tragicam, a story about good looks: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de fure malo et sole, a story about evils that multiply: Latin text and English versions.