Saturday, January 28, 2012

Round-Up: January 28

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HODIE: ante diem quintum Kalendas Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Andrelinus' Disticha and Klauserwiz's Seria mixta iocis.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Jason and Medea; 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 Natalis, Ad praesentia nascor, et ad ventura renascor. / Natalis prior est ille, sed hoc potior.; and Novus Homo, Quod superest, de pelle tua depelle vetustum, / De cute peccati decute triste iugum.. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Metuenda Procella, Contrahe vela, licet ludant delphines in alto, / Nam tunc tempestas non procul esse solet.; and Nil Mihi Vobiscum Est, Ite leves procul hinc aliorum in praedia blattae; / Noster adulantes nescit amare decor.. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Durabo, Durabo, et quondam res exspectabo secundas: / Quamvis nunc male sit, non male semper erit.; and Ubi Helena, Ibi Troia, Certe ubi Tyndaris est, ibi Troia; ubi bella puella / Bella movet telis aemula turba est suis.. (These come with vocabulary, too.)


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Deo gratias (English: Thanks to God).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Scientia sol mentis (English: Knowledge is the sun of the mind)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Dubium sapientiae initium (English: Doubt is the beginning of wisdom). 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: Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum (English: No one ever reached the top by being afraid).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Tacitus pasci si posset corvus, haberet plus dapis (English: If the crow could feed quietly, he's had more to eat; from Adagia 4.1.94).

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Festa Bacchi, an account of the holidays in honor of Dionysus.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 351, Canis Aquam Timens, through Fable 360, Canes et Leonis Pellis, including Canis et Asinus, Epistolam Legentes, a great little story about what interests a donkey and what interests a dog.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Dog and The Shadow, the famous story of the greedy dog fooled by his own reflection.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Tigris et Venatores, the story of how the hunters deceived the mother tiger.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tigris et Venatores, a simplified version of the same story (this one also has a vocabulary list).

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