Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Fear

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Timendi causa est nescire.

Ignorance is the cause of fear.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Greater and Lesser

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Maiori cede, sed non contemne minorem!

Yield to the greater, but scorn not the lesser!


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Force

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin word ius is related to our word "justice." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Contra vim non valet ius.

Justice is powerless against force.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Peace

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin rhymes: tace-pace. This means you can safely bet that it is a medieval Latin proverb; the ancient Romans were not fond of rhyme. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Audi, vide, tace, si vis vivere in pace.

Listen, look and be silent if you wish to live in peace.


Latin LOLCat: Wild Beasts

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. This Latin word fera is related to our English word "feral" as in feral cats. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Fera feram novit.

One wild beast knows another.


Friday, August 28, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Appearances

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The words literally mean "Don't trust the forehead." The Latin word frons means forehead or brow, and then later comes to mean the "front" of anything, and then by further extension "appearances, the outside, external qualities" (as opposed to inward qualities that lie behind the facade). If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Ne fronti crede.

Don't trust appearances.


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Under the Sun

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. For a quite different visual interpretation, see the emblem by Otto Vaenius at the Emblem Project Utrecht. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Aeternum sub sole nihil.

Nothing under the sun is eternal.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Latin LOLCat: Love Removes Fear

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The saying is from Bernard of Clairvaux, so the original context is devotional religious love, but the words ring true for many kinds of love I think! If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Amor tollit timorem.

Love removes fear.