Sunday, April 23, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 23

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 nonum Kalendas Maias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Incitas crabrones (English: You're stirring up hornets).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Amori finem tempus, non animus facit (English: It is time that puts an end to love, not the mind).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ad Graecas calendas (English: On the Greek calends; from Adagia 1.5.84 ... which is to say, "never" because the Greek calendars did not have calend days).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Omnia idem pulvis: Al is one self dust or asshes. From earth wee came, and to earth wee shall. Yea the scripture saith that asshes wee be, and to asshes we shall reverte. Nowe amongest asshes or dust I pray you, what greate difference is ther? How will ye discerne the asshes of a Kinge, or an Emperour, of a Duke, of a great Bishop, from the asshes of a cobler, yea of a begger..

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Deum Nihil Latet. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Optimum medicamentum quies.
Rest is the best medicine.

Res immoderata cupido.
Desire is a limitless thing.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Struthiocamelus Perfidus , the story of a hypocritical ostrich (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Divitiae et Simulacrum Sacrum, a paradoxical fable.

Homo et Statua

Words from Mythology. For more about HYPNOS and HYPNOTIC, see this blog post.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 20

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem duodecimum Kalendas Maias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Meo contentus sum (English: I am content with what I have).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Litteris absentes videmus (English: We see people who are absent through letters).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Pomum compunctum cito corrumpit sibi iunctum (English: A bruised fruit quickly spoils the fruit next to it).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Aquae furtivae dulciores sunt, et panis absconditus suavior (Proverbs 9:17). 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 Iustum Petito. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Ito bonis avibus.
Go with good omens.

O fallax rerum copia!
O the deceitful abundance of things!

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Apollo , a fable about the Olympian gods (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursae Catuli et Leaena, a fable about bear cubs being "licked into shape."


Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Old Greek Nature Stories by F. A. Farrar.



Monday, April 17, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: April 17

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. If you are looking for free copies of my books, you can find links to all of them here: Fables, Proverbs and Distichs — Free PDFs.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Maias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In libris libertas (English: In books, freedom).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Perdimus anguillam dum manibus stringimus illam (English: We lose the eel when we squeeze it with our hands).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Qui ambulat in tenebris, nescit quo vadat (English: He who walks in the shadows knows not where he goes).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Κακὸν δῶρον ἴσον ζημία (English: A bad gift is equivalent to a loss).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Lex et Iustitia. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Amor caecus.
Love is blind.

Faciam meo modo.
I will do it in my way.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ciconia et Uxor Eius, a sobering story of domestic violence (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cicada et Noctua, a story about a noisy neighbor.

Noctua et Cicada

Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν ἄνθρωπον κατ᾽ εἰκόνα θεοῦ. Creavit Deus hominem ad imaginem suam. God created man in his own image.