Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Round-Up: January 24

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. There are notices also at Twitter - look for Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: ante diem nonum Kalendas Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Oudin's Silva distichorum moralium and Dornavius' Amphitheatrum Sapientiae.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Neoptolemus and Priam; 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 Sermo et Scriptura, Interpres linguae manus est, at muta, loquentis, / Pectoris ut muti nuntia lingua loquens.; and Troynovant. Ad Londinenses, Ex cinere ut Phoenix Phoenicis nascitur alter, / Londinium Troiae prodiit e cinere.. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Tanto Uberius, Tu quoque sic reseces vitiis marcentia multis, / Virtutum ut soboles pullulet uberior.; and Nec Aura, Nec Unda, In nos nempe omnis caeli pelagique rapina est: / Et fatale rapit, quem manet, exitium.. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Quid Si Sic, Quid si sic? forsan cubito sim longior, heuheu. / Non ars Naturae corrigit ingenium.; and Patior Ut Potiar, Ut potiar, patior stimulos pro melle; dolores / Mille, ut mille feram pectore delicias.. (These come with vocabulary, too.)

You can see the bear here enduring the pain of the bee stings in order to get the honey:


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Hora fugit (English: The moment is fleeing).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Cito, non temere (English: Quickly, not rashly).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Durum tondere leonem (English: It is hard to shear the lion - that's even worse than belling the cat!).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Durum est contra stimulum calcitrare (English: It is hard to kick against the goad).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Phormionis torus (English: The bed of Phormio; from Adagia 2.9.66 - this is an ironic proverb, as Phormio was a vigorous general who loved the military life and slept on the ground with this men, which is to say, without a bed at all).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Μακραὶ τυράννων χεῖρες (English: Long are the hands of tyrants).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Templa Dianae, the story of the temple of Artemis at Ephesus.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mures Duo, the famous story of the city mouse and the country mouse (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 331, Sus Parturiens et Lupus, through Fable 340, Verres et Lupus, including Porcellus et Testamentum, the hilarious story of the pig and his inheritance.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Boaster, the famous story of the boastful athlete.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cerva in Speluncam Fugiens, an "out of the frying pan, into the fire" type of story. 159. Cerva in Speluncam Fugiens. Cerva, venatores fugiens, in speluncam quamdam, ubi leo degebat, pervenit ut in ea nimirum ingressa lateret. Sed illico ab eo comprehensa necique parata, “Ah me infelicem,” exclamavit, “quae fugiens homines, ferae me tradidi!”

Cervus Venatores Fugiens et Leo