Sunday, August 5, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 5

The summer ran away form me (lots of family stuff going on), but school is about to start for me again this month, and I'll try to make this blog part of my regular school routine. Thanks to Legionum @tutubuslatinus for getting me up and running again! (More about that here.)

And here's something fun from tutubuslatinus at Twitter:

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Nonae Augustae, the Nones of August!

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


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Meliora spero sequorque (English: I hope for and pursue better things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Stet fortuna domus (English: May this house be fortunate). Here is a 1935 Official Silver Jubilee Medallion for George V:

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mortis linque metus, si tu vis vivere laetus (English: Put aside any fears of death, if you want to live happily).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria sua (Luke 4:24). 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 Sapientia Mentis. Click here for a full-sized view.

And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:

Sola caritas non peccat.
Love alone does not sin.

Ebibe vas totum, si vis cognoscere potum.
Drink the whole glass, if you want to know the drink.


PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Aesopus et petulans, a story about how dangerous the trickster Aesop could be: Latin text and Smart's translation.

STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is De cervo, ove et lupo, a story about injustice: Latin text and English versions.