Monday, April 9, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 9

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 Idus Apriles.

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Fruere tua fortuna (English: Enjoy your good luck).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Amat victoria curam (English: Victory loves careful planning).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est pax villana melior quam pugna Romana (English: A rustic peace is better than a Roman war).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui fodit foveam, incidet in eam (Ecc. 10:8). 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 Animi Quies. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

A deo rex, a rege lex.
From God, the king; from the king, the law.

Ingenium mala saepe movet.
Genius often stirs up trouble.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Anus diligens iuvenem, item puella, a paradoxical love story: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De columbis, milvo et accipitre, a story about tyranny: Latin text and English versions.

And some of you may have been hearing about Brazilian politics in the news... so here's Latin LOLBaby: