Monday, February 26, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 26

Sorry for the unannounced hiatus; I've got some family stuff going on which is making life chaotic right now. But I found some time tonight to write a post!

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Kalendas Martias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Jason Seizing the Golden Fleece, and there are more images here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Primum: non nocere. (English: First: do no harm).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nemo omnibus placet (English: No one can please everybody).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mutantur mores tum cum cumulantur honores (English: Characters change when public acclaim accumulates).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nescit homo finem suum (Ecc. 9:12). 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 Mens Laeta, Cura Vacans. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Fit fastidium copia.
Abundance turns into boredom.

Amicus est tamquam alter idem.
A friend is like another self.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is vulpes et aquila, a story about a mother's love for her children: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is leo et mus, a story about generosity and gratitude: Latin text and English versions.