Monday, January 2, 2012

Round-Up: January 2

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. Also, I'm using Google+ a lot these days - highly recommended as a thought-provoking place to hang out online!

HODIE: ante diem quartum Nonas Ianuarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Graecae Sententiae and Stoa's Disticha in omnes fabulas Ovidii.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Venus awakening Pygmalion's statue; 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 Ad Lectorem, Qui legis ista, tuam reprehendo, si mea laudas / Omnia, stultitiam; si nihil, invidiam; and Regnum Divisum, In mundo nihil usque potest consistere: mundus / Non semper stabit. Cur? Quia dividitur. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Cuique Suum, Laeva tenet fulmen, sed olivae dextera ramum, / ut pace et bello sim memor officii; and Veritas Mire Patescit, Saepe etiam est fatuus vel simplex pusio vates, / Abdita cum Fatum vera aperire volet.. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Perseveranti Dabitur, Serta feret, Domino si ad finem subditus usque / Quis perseveret ultimum; and Cetera Mortis Erunt; Vivitur Ingenio, Disce bonas artes, et opes contemne caducas. / Vivitur ingenio; cetera mortis erunt (These come with vocabulary, too.) Here's a detail from the death emblem:


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Me meliora manent (English: Better things await me).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Amor caecus est (English: Love is blind).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Verbum laudatur, si factum tale sequatur (English: The word is praised, if a like deed should follow it).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui in gladio occiderit, oportet eum gladio occidi (Rev. 13:10). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Multitudo imperatorum Cariam perdidit: The multitude of rules destroied the countrey of Caria. This countrey was sumtime a very florishing realme, and by the discorde and dissention of the citizens amonges themselves, while everie man strove to be a Lorde, it was brought at last to a thinge of naught. Wherfore this Proverbe advertiseth us, that nothinge is more noysome, nor more pestiferous to a common weale, then the over muche libertie of a multitude, wher no man chieflie is obeied, but everie man doth as him lusteth. This unlafull libertie or licence of the multitude is called an Anarchie. A mischiefe surely in maner worse then any Tyrannie.

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Ceres et Proserpina, a Latin account of Demeter and her daughter Persephone.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Leo, Lepus, et Cerva, the story of a lion who fails at multitasking (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 221, Asinus et Canis, through Fable 230, Asina Aegrota et Lupus, including Asinus et Vulpes, Peccata Confitentes, a story about a donkey who pays the ultimate price for his honesty.

NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Puer et Praeceptor, a story about a student with a will of his own, and Servus et Dominus Eius Incensus, a story about how hot it could be at the Olympian Olympics. (I'm done with all 1001 of the fables now: whoo-hoo!)

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Gallus et Fures, a story about how there is no love lost between thieves and a rooster.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Lion in Love, the sad story of a lion willing to do anything for love!

Leo Amatorius

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