Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Round-Up: January 10

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HODIE: ante diem quartum Idus Ianuarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Collins' La Fontaine and Other French Fabulists and Pirckheimer's Sententiae morales.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Heracles and Cerberus; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TODAY'S DISTICHS & EMBLEMS:

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Fides Cerea, Credebant nummos sine chirographo, sine cera / Sinceri veteres; nunc sine utroque nihil; and Mercurius Gallo-Belgicus, Mercurius non fit de quolibet arbore. Fingit / Mercurium ex ligno quolibet iste faber. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Et Profundissima Quaeque, Sublimis volat, ima videt, regina volucrum. / Nonne vides, sit ut haec regis imago boni?; and Non Impune Feres, Contemnit mortem, qui non moriturus inultus; Una etiam est hostis certa ruina sui. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are In Nocte Consilium, Consilium in tenebris capias et nocte profunda: / Humanis obstat sensibus alma dies; and In Hunc Intuens Pius Esto, Esse pius cupis: hunc saltem adspice, qui fuit olim / Tu quod es, et quod eris mox erit ipse cinis. (These come with vocabulary, too.)


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Venit hora (English: The hour is coming).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Amor pretiosior auro (English: Love is more precious than gold)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The following day is the student of the previous day). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Cicatrix conscientiae pro vulnere est (English: The scar of conscience is as bad as a wound).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equi dentes inspicere donati (English: To look a gift horse in the mouth - which is something you should not do, of course; from Adagia 4.5.24).

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Latona, the mother of Diana and Apollo.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avara et Gallina, the story of a woman who thought "more was better" (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 261, Equus et Hirci Tres, through Fable 270, Equa, Pullus, et Homo, including Equus et Venator, which is one of my very favorite fables of all time: it is the tale of the horse who first agreed to let a man ride him.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Sick Kite, a story about deathbed repentance.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Sutores et Mercurius, a funny little story about Mercury and the shoemakers. 861. Sutores et Mercurius. Iuppiter Mercurio imperavit ut artificibus omnibus mendacii potionem conficeret. Ipse, singulis quae ad id opus erant pistillo contusis atque mensura pro ratione miscendi confecta, universis aequalem potum praebuit. Cum vero, sutore solo relicto, multum adhuc ex potione superesset, Mercurius, mortario arrepto, totum illi bibendum dedit. Atque contigit inde ut artifices omnes mendaces sint, maxime vero omnium sutores.

Mercurius et Sutores

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