Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 18

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 quintum decimum Kalendas Augustas.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Proteo mutabilior (English: More changing than Proteus).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Pereundi scire tempus assidue est mori (English: To know the time of your demise is to be dying all the time).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Semper Leontini iuxta pocula (English: The Leontines are always drinking; from Adagia 1.3.22... When Phalaris defeated the Leontines in Sicily, he subdued them by taking away their weapons and urging them to drink and enjoy themselves).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Faber compedes quas fecit ipse gestet: The fetters that the smith hath made, let him were them him selfe. The Proverbe whiche commonly we use in english, for this purpose is this: such ale as he hath brued let him drinke him self. Verely manie there be, which make a rod for theyr owne arse.

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Oculi vasa luminis.
The eyes are containers of light.

Virtutis radix amor.
Love is the root of virtue.

TODAY'S FABLE:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Rana et Bos, a fable about a self-important frog, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif:

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 11

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 quintum Idus Iulias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Res crescunt concordia (English: With harmony, things prosper ... and on discordia see below).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Vivorum oportet meminisse (English: We should remember the living).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Ex rebus minimis surgit discordia grandis (English: From the smallest things can spring a huge quarrel).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ne glorieris in crastinum (Proverbs 27:1). 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 Fide Parum, Multum Vide. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Labore et scientia.
By means of effort and knowledge.

Multa docet fames.
Hunger teaches many things.

TODAY'S FABLE:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Vulpes Sine Cauda, a story about fox fashions, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif:

Friday, July 7, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: July 7

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.

I'm really immersed in this English Aesop project, and here at the Bestiaria I'll be sharing some of the animated gifs I'm making with the illustrations I've found for the fables; you'll see the first of those at the bottom of today's post, and you can find out more about that summer project at my Aesop's Books blog.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): Nonae Iuliae, the Nones of July!

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post nubila sol (English: After clouds, the sun).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina (English: Beneath the lamb's skin often lurks a wolfish mind; and for more on the contrast between wolves and lambs, see the fable below).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Beatum est potius dare quam recipere (English: It is more blessed to give than to take).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐυτυχία πολύφιλος (English: Fortune has many friends).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Magna vis pecuniae.
Great is the power of money.

Ut ameris, amabilis esto.
To be loved, be lovable.

TODAY'S FABLE:

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Agnus et Lupus, Bibentes, a fable of injustice, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: