Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 24

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HODIE: ante diem nonum Kalendas Augustas

Est in iuvencis, est in equis patrum virtus.
There is in bullocks, there is in horses
the excellence of their fathers.

Agnum lupo eripere.
To snatch the lamb from the wolf.
(for the fable of the shepherd, see below)

Irritare felem noli dormire volentem.
Do not irritate the cat who wants to sleep.
(plus a bilingual gif for this one)

Quae legeris, intellege et memento.
That which you have read, understand and remember.


Lupus et Puer Mendax
Latin version and English version(s)

Asinus Res Sacras Portans
Latin version and English version(s)


Sophocles's Antigone
translated by George Theodoridis

The Fables of Phaedrus
translated by Christopher Smart