Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: March 28

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 Kalendas Apriles.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sorte contentus (English: Content with my fate).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Historia magistra vitae (English: History is the teacher of life)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Dimittis pullos sub custodia vulpis (English: You're leaving the chickens in the care of the fox). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Asinus stramenta mavult quam aurum (English: The donkey prefers straw to gold; from Adagia 4.8.38... and like the rooster who prefers a barleycorn to a gemstone, you can decide if that donkey is foolish or wise).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Discamus veluti simus de tempore tuti.
Let us learn as if we were safe from time.

Messe tenus propria vive.
Live within your harvest.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mercurius, Homo, et Formicae, a story about how everything is relative (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mus et Montes, a fable about "fake news."

Mons Parturiens (2)

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Stories from the Greek Tragedians by Alfred Church.




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