Friday, December 22, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 22

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 Ianuarias.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Nemo sibi nascitur (English: No one is born for themselves alone).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Fata viam invenient (English: The Fates will find a way).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Saepe etiam stultus fuit opportuna locutus (English: Often even the fool has said something to the point).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Comede in laetitia panem tuum et bibe cum gaudio vinum tuum (Ecc. 9:7). 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 Noli Canem Irritare. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

In oculis animus habitat.
The soul dwells in the eyes.

Cotidie multatur, qui semper timet.
If you are always afraid, you pay the price of fear every day.


MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Pastor, a story that often goes by the title "Androcles and the Lion."

leo et pastor

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Asinus ad senem pastorem, a story about political perspective: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de corvo et vulpe, a story about flattery: Latin text and English versions.

GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday song for today is XII Dies Natalis, with two different Latin versions of the Twelve Days of Christmas.