Monday, October 16, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Seeds of Contempt

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog. This particular cat was prompted by a tweet from sententiae antiquae:

"The face, though silent, often holds the seeds of contempt." Saepe tacens odii semina vultus habet. #Ovid


Sunday, October 15, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Prison is never pretty.

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog. And yes, Latin carcer gives us the English word incarcerate.

Carcer numquam pulcher.

Prison is never pretty.



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Love more precious than gold

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

Amor pretiosior auro.

Love is more precious than gold.



Friday, October 13, 2017

Latin LOLCat: The Mind

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

Mens alitur discendo et cogitando.

The mind is nourished by learning and thinking.


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Latin LOLCat: The Moon

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog. This was the motto of the Apollo 13 mission; compare the Star Fleet Academy motto: Ex astris scientia, "From the stars, knowledge."

Ex luna scientia.

From the moon, knowledge.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Understand and Remember

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The Latin words for reading (legere) and understanding (intellegere) are related - and we get the English words legible and intelligent from those same roots. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Quae legeris, intellege et memento.

That which you have read, understand and remember


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Latin LOLCat: Study Wisdom

Here is today's Latin LOLCat: The words are from the Biblical Book of Proverbs, Stude sapientiae, fili mi, et laetifica cor meum, "Study wisdom, my son, and gladden my heart." If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Stude sapientiae.

Study wisdom.