Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 24

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 nonum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Periculum fortitudine evasi (English: By my bravery, I have escaped danger).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nemo nascitur artifex (English: No one is born a master craftsman).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Si gradus est altus, gravior fiet tibi saltus (English: The higher your position, the heavier will be your fall).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Vade ad formicam, o piger, et considera vias eius et disce sapientiam (Proverbs 6:6). 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 Dis Superis Par. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Sua cuique voluptas.
To each his own pleasure.

Petite, et dabitur vobis.
Ask, and it will be given to you.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Taurus et Culex , a fable about a boastful gnat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuvencus et Rusticus, the story of a recalcitrant calf.

rusticus et iuvencus

GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Αἱ Ἰβύκου γέρανοι. Ibyci grues. The cranes of Ibycus.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 21

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 duodecimum Kalendas Iunias.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Actaeon Attacked by His Dogs, and there are more images here.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex sudore vultus (English: By the sweat of my brow).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Vacca, quae multum boat, parum lactis habet (English: A cow who moos a lot has little milk).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nemo propheta acceptus est in patria (English: No prophet is accepted in his homeland).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μαχαίρᾳ μὴ πῦρ σκαλεύειν (English: Don't stir the fire with a sword).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Loquere audacter.
Speak boldly.

Vive tua sorte contentus.
Live and be content with your lot in life.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Formica Alata, a fable about being careful what you ask for (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Avara et Gallina, a variation on the goose that laid the golden egg, but this time with a typical chicken.

Mulier et Gallina Obesa

Words from Mythology. For more about the CORNUCOPIA, see this blog post.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: May 16

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 septimum decimum Kalendas Iunias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Semper vigilans (English: Always watchful).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus magistrorum optimus (English: Time is the best of teachers)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non nova sed nove (English: Not new things, but in a new way). 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 Equo senescenti minora admove (English: Load less on the old horse; from Adagia 2.8.52).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Ultra aspicio.
I look beyond.

Diversis diversa placent, et sua gaudia cuique.
Different people like different things,
and each person has their own pleasures.

TODAY'S FABLES:

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus , a medieval version of the Aesop's fable that usually features Heracles... with Saint Peter in the hero's place (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpecula et Tintinnabulum, a fable about how appearances, and sounds, can be deceiving.

Vulpes et Tympana

Freebookapalooza: Classics. Here is today's free book online: Greek and Roman Ghost Stories by Lacy Collison-Morley. There's also an audiobook version of this one!