Thursday, January 26, 2012

Round-Up: January 26

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 septimum Kalendas Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Moker's Decalogus metricus et paraenetica disticha and Barlandus' Iocorum Libri III.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Death of Lucretia; 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 Contemptus Mundi, Felicem vitam vis vivere? Spernito vitam. / Vivit enim misere, cui sua vita placet; and Herculis Bivium, Sunt qui in quadriviis triviisque insigniter errent: / Herculis in bivio maximus error inest. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Non Quam Crebro Sed Quam Bene, Non tu quam crebro iaculeris, quam bene refert; / Contingat metam missa sagitta suam; and Consequitur Quodcumque Petit, Consequitur quodcumque petit Dictynna sagittis, / Et mens consequitur quod pia cumque petit. (These come with vocabulary, too.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are In Tempore Munit, Non bene firmum animum abripient vanissima rerum; / Quare hunc doctrina constabilito gravi; and Nec Caesus Cedam, Nunquam, caesa licet, linquit canis Inda leonem / Nec, licet accisus, facta decora bonus. (These also have vocabulary lists.) The emblem shows the famous "dog of India" which not only attacks a lion but refuses to let go even when its legs are chopped off - tenacious indeed!


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Sapere aude, incipe (English: Dare to be wise; begin).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nummus regnat ubique (English: Money reigns everywhere).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Qui bona consuescit, semper cum laude senescit (English: He who has good habits always wins praise as he grows old).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Doctrinam magis quam aurum eligite (Proverbs 8:10). 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 Conybeare: Semper tibi pendeat hamus: Let this hooke hange alwayes, thou mayest happe to have somewhat; hope still, for in space commeth grace.

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Bacchus et Bacchantes, an account of Bacchus and his followers.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Camelus et Iuppiter, the story of the camel who wanted horns (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Haedus Saltans et Lupus, the story of the kid who managed to escape from the wolf.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Bulls and the Lion, a story about the lion who was able to "divide and conquer."

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 341, Sus et Asinus Morbum Simulans, through Fable 350, Canes Duo et Os, including Canis Parturiens Domicilium Quaerens, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished! Canis gravida, cum partus instare tempus sentiret, impetravit ab altera cane sibi ut paulisper, dum onere catulorum liberaretur, concederet tuguriolo suo. Postea, cum catuli iam valentes facti essent, repetebat habitationem illa suam, quod eius usu satis longo tempore se caruisse diceret; et nisi bona gratia suum obtineret, omnia esse experturam se aiebat, ut recuperaret domicilium suum. Cui haec “Quid minare,” inquit, “quin potius hinc nos eiicis? Ut potiatur tuguriolo, qui viribus praestiterit.”

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