Friday, March 24, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 24

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 a Pinterest user, you might enjoy following the Bestiaria Latina at Pinterest or the Distich Poems Board.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem nonum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Domi manendum (English: It's better to stay home).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Beneficia plura recipit, qui scit reddere (English: Someone who knows how to do favors will get more of them).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Gygis annulus (English: The ring of Gyges; from Adagia 1.1.96, which you can read about at Wikipedia).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Omnium rerum vicissitudo est: The worlde chaungeth every daye, every thing hath his course. It ys a proverbe by the which ys signified that yn this worlde ys nothinge stable permanent nor durable, but lyke as the sea doth contynuallye flowe and ebbe, so do all thinges yn this world dayly chaunge, nowe up, nowe down, nowe mery, nowe sadde, nowe frynde, now foe, nowe accepted and anon out of favoure.

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:


Cupimus negata.
We desire what is denied to us.

Latent futura.
The future things are hidden.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae Duae et Puteus, a story of two frogs: one reckless and one cautious (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rusticus et Coluber, a story of how no good deed goes unpunished!

rusticus et coluber

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: ἐξέτεινεν Αβρααμ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ λαβεῖν τὴν μάχαιραν. Extenditque manum, et arripuit gladium. And Abraham stretched forth his hand and took the knife.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 20

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 tertium decimum Kalendas Apriles.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Faciam meo modo (English: I will do it in my way).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Amor metu vacat (English: Love is free from fear).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Qui sibi nil conscit, secura mente quiescit (English: He who feels no guilt can rest with a quiet mind).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Unusquisque onus suum portabit (Gal. 6:5). 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 Amicus Inimicus. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Familiam cura.
Take care of your family.

Amicus cum vitiis ferendus est.
You must tolerate a friend together with his faults.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, the story of a conniving cat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Fortuna et Puer, in which Lady Luck refuses to take the blame.

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Latin Fables Read by Justin Slocum Bailey. Here is today's audio fable: Vulpes Pacem Annuntians, with links to the audio and to the blog post.

Vulpes Pacem Annuntians

Monday, March 13, 2017

Hiatus

I'll be out of town for a week (Spring Break), so I am leaving you with some cats of winter and spring, since there is all kinds of weather going on out there!

And if you are craving more cats, don't forget about the Latin LOLCat Randomizer, and there's also a LatinLOLCat Board at Pinterest.


Cogitato hiems quam longa sit.
Think how long the winter is.



Igne quid utilius?
What is more useful than fire?



Sequitur ver hiemem.
Spring follows winter.



Unus flos non facit ver.
One flower does not make a spring.



Nimium breves flores rosae.
Too brief are the flowers of the rose.