Monday, September 19, 2016

Latin LOLCat: A Face

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The Latin word imago which you see here gives us the English words "image" and "imagination." More about the etymology here. If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Vultus imago animi.

The face is the portrait of the soul.


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Knowledge

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

Scientia sol mentis.

Knowledge is the light of the mind.


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Numbers

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

Numeri regunt mundum.

Numbers rule the world.


Friday, September 16, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Love

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

Amor mundum fecit.

Love made the world.


Thursday, September 15, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Hiding

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

Bene vixit qui bene latuit.

He has lived well who has kept well hidden.


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Behind You

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. You can read about this Latin phrase and its use in the ancient Roman ritual of the triumph in this Wikipedia article. Supposedly a slave standing behind the triumphant general used these words as a "memento mori" to remind him that he was still nothing but a mortal man: Respice post te! Hominem te esse memento! Memento mori! - "Look behind you! Remember that you are a man! Remember that you will die!" If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Respice post te.

Look behind you.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Latin LOLCat: Money

Here is today's Latin LOLCat. The words are from Seneca: Money has made no one wealthy; on the contrary, it has inflicted on everyone nothing but a greater desire for it. (Neminem pecunia divitem fecit, immo contra nulli non maiorem sui cupidinem incussit.) If you are interested in Latin proverbs and fables, check out the Bestiaria Latina blog.

Neminem pecunia divitem fecit.

Money has made no one wealthy.