Friday, January 20, 2012

Round-Up: January 20

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

HODIE: ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Brusoni's Facetiae and The Facetiae or Jocose Tales of Poggio.

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


OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Troianus, Troiani eversa sapuerunt denique Troia. / Quis non Troianum se fateatur in hoc?; and Tres Haustus, Prateritam primus, praesentem proximus haustus, / Venturam extinguat tertius iste sitim.. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Ardua Virtutem, Qui laurum et palmam victricem carpere gaudes, / Montis, si nescis, ardua scande prius; and Mole Ruit Sua, Me mea ad interitum moles pertraxit acerbum; / Sic pereat, quisquis robore fidit atrox. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Matura, Matura: mora longa nocet; spes omnis in alis; / Instat qui te vult prendere, papilio.; and Ad Scopum Licet Aegre et Frustra, Volve, scopum donec, licet aegre, attingere possis; / Et frustra, molem volve, revolve tamen. (These come with vocabulary, too.)


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Apes debemus imitari (English: We should imitate the bees).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia nimia nocent (English: All excesses are harmful).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: O mihi praeteritos referat si Iuppiter annos! (English: Oh, if only Jupiter could bring back to me the years that have gone by).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui accipit mutuum, servus est fenerantis (Proverbs 22:7). 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: Multi te oderint, si te ipsum amas: Many shal hate thee, if thou love thy self. Undoubtedly, nothing is more hurtfull to a man, then self love is, neyther is it possible, but that he must needes displease manie, that pleaseth himselfe, and standeth best in his owne conceite.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Phaeton, the sad story of Apollo's son and the fiery chariot.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Corvus et Mercurius, a hilarious story about a hypocritical crow (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 311, Agnus et Lupus, Bibentes, through Fable 320, Capra et Asinus, including Verveces et Lanius, the story of the wethers and the butcher - and why we have to stick together!

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is Hercules and the Carter, a story about "God helps them that help themselves."

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Concubinae Duae, the story of the man and his two lovers - one young and one old: 952. Concubinae Duae. Senex, cuius caput respersum iam erat canis, habebat concubinas duas, moribus et aetate dissimiles, nam altera iuvencula et lascivior, altera aetate provecta et severior erat. Ut igitur ad harum alteram forte accesserat, ita crines non similes suis dormienti vellebantur. Carpebat enim iuvencula albos, senior vero nigros. Tandem ille calvo capite omnibus risui fuit.

Vir et Uxores Duae