Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 27

I'm back from travels, so after that hiatus here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Nil recrastines (English: Do not put off till tomorrow).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Nil sine causa (English: Nothing [happens] without a reason).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Equo currenti non opus calcaribus (English: There's no need to spur a running horse).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Iacta est alea (English: The die is cast).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Zoili sunt (English: They are Zoiluses; from Adagia 2.5.8 ... Zoilus was a 4th-century Cynic philosopher who was notorious for being critical of everyone and everything; he was especially famous for his criticisms of Homer, and earned the nickname "Homer's scourge," Homeromastix).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Χελώην Πεγάσῳ συγκρίνεις (English: You're comparing a tortoise to a Pegasus, the famed winged horse of Greek mythology).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Rex Populi Lux Animusque. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Qui multum habet, plus cupit.
He who has much wants more.

Ex socio cognoscitur vir.
You know a man by his companion.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the greedy dog (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, a story about a gift and its giver.


Latin LOLBaby. Enzo is celebrating the Star Trek anniversary: Nil Timeo.




Monday, September 19, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 19

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm going to be out of town later this week, and very busy beforehand, so the Bestiaria will be on hiatus until early next week... but you can always browse the archives or the Bestiaria Latina post pins at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Meliora speranda (English: Better things are to be hoped for).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Pecunia regina mundi (English: Money is the queen of the world)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Excelsior! (English: Higher!). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Malivolus semper sua natura vescitur (English: A spiteful man's spite ever feeds on itself).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ululas Athenas (English: You're carrying owls to Athens — the Greek equivalent of "coals to Newcastle"... from Adagia 1.2.11).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Sine Causa. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Vultus imago animi.
The face is the portrait of the soul.

Amor mundum fecit.
Love made the world.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes et Mulieres, in which the fox is a social critic (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Membra et Venter , the famous story of the body's rebellion against the stomach.

Membra et Venter

Latin Sundials. Below you will find an image of a sundial, and for detailed information about the Latin motto see this blog post: SINE SOLE SILEO.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: September 15

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. And, just for fun, even though it's not exactly Latin, I had to include this cute graphic that I noticed on Twitter today!


HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Octobres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Lucem amat virtus (English: Excellence loves the light).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Caritas omnia potest (English: Love can do all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Si fore vis sanus, ablue saepe manus (English: If you want to be healthy, wash your hands often).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Faciendi plures libros nullus est finis (Ecc. 12:12). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Omnium rerum vicissitudo est: There is an alteracion of al thinges. This sentence of Terence signifieth, that in mens thinges nothing is perpetuall, no thing stable, but all passe and repasse even like to the ebbine and flowinge of the Ocean sea, where unto the English Proverbe alludeth that saieth: After a lowe ebbe, commeth a floude.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Sic Habe Divitias. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Fiat lux!
Let there be light!

Respice post te.
Look behind you.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis Vetulus et Magister, a fable about ingratitude.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus et Tympana, the sad story of a donkey's life... and death. (this fable has a vocabulary list).

negotiator et asinus

LatinLOLBaby. Here is a wonderful new post at baby Enzo's blog: