Sunday, November 14, 2010

AGNUS

  • Ut lupus agnam amat.
  • Agnum lupus vorat.
  • Mors lupi agnis vita.
  • Si lupus est agnum, non est mirabile magnum.
  • Quasi agnum lupo tradere ad devorandum.
  • Lupo agnum eripere postulant.
  • Cum lupus addiscit psalmos, desiderat agnos.
  • Non lupus ad studium sed mentem vertit ad agnum.
  • Cum languebat lupus, agnus ut esse volebat; postquam convaluit, talis ut ante fuit.
  • Pelle sub agnina latitat mens saepe lupina.
  • Vulpes vult fraudem, lupus agnum, femina laudem.
  • Non sunt leonibus et hominibus foedera fida, nec lupi et agni concordem animum habent.
  • Habitabit lupus cum agno.
  • Lupus et agnus pascentur simul.
  • Agninis lactibus alligare canem.

(Richard Peters, photographer)

3 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi, Laura! I have a little question: which is the source for the proverb "si lupus est agnum, non est mirabile magnum"?

Best regards from Argentina! :-)

Carina

Laura Gibbs said...

Hi Carina! It's a medieval proverb (as you can tell by the rhyme, and also the by funny play on words with est/est) - so it's something that surely circulated orally first, and only was later written down. So we cannot really say what is "the source" - if you want a citation for a bibliography, Wegeler 1240 is one you could use; here is Wegeler (I love this book!) - Wegeler at GoogleBooks

Unknown said...

Thank you, Laura!!