Thursday, December 14, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 14

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 undevicesimum Kalendas Ianuarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Hylam vocat (English: He's shouting for Hylas, which is to say, he's claling out for something that is lost, as Heracles called out for his beloved Hylas, taken by the nymphs).


PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Homo totiens moritur, quotiens amittit suos (English: You die every time you lose someone who is dear to you).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Thasium infundis (English: You're pouring in wine from Thasos; from Adagia 3.2.17... This is an ironic proverb, since instead of using water to dilute the wine, the renowned Thasian wine is being used).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Aut bibe aut abi: A proverbe signifienge that we shoulde applye oursevels to the manners of men, or elles avoyde there companye.

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Optimus magister bonus liber.
The best teacher is a good book.

Cavendi nulla est dimittenda occasio.
You should never ignore any chance to act cautiously.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus, the sad story of the lion in love.

Leo Amatorius

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Cervus ad fontem, a story about body image: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de duobus muribus, the famous fable of the city mouse and the country mouse: Latin text and English versions.


GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday song for today is Adeste Fideles, one of the most famous Latin carols: O Come, All Ye Faithful.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 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.

HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Idus Decembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Sapiens non eget (English: The wise man does not lack anything).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnes terra sumus (English: We are all earth).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non est tam fortis, qui rumpat vincula mortis (English: There is no man strong enough to break the bonds of death).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Stultus omnes stultos aestimat (Ecc. 10:3). 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 Pulchra Vestis. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Sero in periculis est consilium quaerere.
When danger's arrived, it's late to be making a plan.

Libri muti magistri sunt.
Books are silent teachers.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Iaculator, a story in which the lion gets a warning about danger from a distance.

Sagittarius, Leo et Vulpes

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Asinus et leo venantes, a story about a boastful ass and a lion who knows better: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de homine et serpente, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished: Latin text and English versions.


GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday song for today is Angelus ad Virginem.




Sunday, December 3, 2017

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: December 3

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 Nonas Decembres.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Sagax et audax (English: Keen and bold).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ubi mel, ibi apes (English: Where there is honey, there are bees).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Lux in tenebris lucet (English: A light shines in the darkness).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἰχθὺς ἐκ τὰς κεφαλῆς ὄζειν ἄρχεται (English: The fish starts to stink from the head... a political metaphor that is very apt these days).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Omnis est rex in domo sua.
Each man is king in his own home.

Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum.
No one ever reached the top by being afraid.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leonis Filius et Homo, a great story about a reckless young lion.

Leo et Filius Eius

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Lupus et vulpes iudice simio, a story about two scoundrels who take each other to court: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de duobus canibus , a story about how no good deed goes unpunished: Latin text and English versions.


GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday song for today is O Viri, Este Hilares, a Latin version of "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen."