Friday, February 16, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February16

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 quartum decimum Kalendas Martias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Sibimet merces industria (English: Effort is its own reward).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Qui vult caedere canem, facile invenit fustem (English: He who wants to beat a dog easily finds a stick).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Obsequium amicos, veritas odium parit (English: Fawning begets friends, but truth begets hatred).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐις μελίττας ἐκώμασας (English: You have gone bursting in on the bees, which is something like stirring up a hornet).

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


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Sapiens sua bona secum fert.
A wise man carries his goods with him.

Mens sana in corpore sano.
A healthy mind in a healthy body.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo et Vulpes Territa, a story about how familiarity breeds, not contempt, but contentment.

Vulpes et Leo (De Familiaritate)

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is canis et thesaurus et vulturius, a story about greed for money: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de asino et catella , a story about the jealousy: Latin text and English versions.





Sunday, February 11, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: February 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 tertium Idus Februarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Spem sequimur (English: We follow hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Liber medicina animi (English: A book is the soul's medicine)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sapiens a se ipso pendet (English: The wise man relies on himself). 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 Leonina societas (English: In the company of the lion.... which is dangerous company to be in, as in the fable below; from Adagia 1.7.89).

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Adito Laborem, Vitam Age. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Voluptas malorum mater omnium.
Pleasure is the mother of all evils.

Veri amoris nullus est finis.
There is no end of true love.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Senex et Vulpes, a story about keeping company with lions (see proverb above).

leo et vulpes

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Vulpes et ciconia, a story about a trickster tricked: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de leone, apro, tauro et asino , a story about the lion who has lost his power: Latin text and English versions.





Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: January 30

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 Kalendas Februarias.

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


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Beati misericordes (English: Blessed are the merciful).

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum (English: No one ever reached the summit by being afraid).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Amyclas perdidit silentium (English: Silence destroyed Amyclae; from Adagia 1.9.1 ... Supposedly the people of Amyclae had once been disturbed by false reports of an enemy invasion, so they passed a law forbidding anyone to report an enemey invasion, which meant the town was easily captured when the enemy did arrive).

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Festina lente: Make slowe haste: Soft fier maketh sweete malte. It is good to be mery and wise. This is spoken when a man will signifie a thing to be doen, neither to hastily, nor to slowlye, but in a convenient temperaunce.

BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quid Saxo Magis Durum?. Click here for a full-sized view.


And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:



Arma tuentur pacem.
Arms protect the peace.

Semper fidelis.
Always faithful.

TODAY'S FABLES:

MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Senex, Gemens, a story about how the mighty are fallen... and disgraced.

Leo Senex

PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Canes et Corcodili, a story about a dog who does not fall for the crocodile's trick: Latin text and Smart's translation.


STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de corvo et vulpe, a famous fable about the power of flattery: Latin text and English versions.