Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Round-Up: January 4

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HODIE: pridie Nonas Ianuarias.

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

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Lange's Democritus Ridens and Nugae Venales. I've also added a post with tips for finding books, esp. Latin books, at Google Books. Meanwhile, the image below comes from the delightful Nugae Venales book; this is Publius Porcius Poeta:


TODAY'S DISTICHS & EMBLEMS:

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Deus, Omnia cum videat, nulli Deus ipse videtur, / Solus ubique patet, solus ubique latet; and Ad Lectore De Suo Libro, Ne tibi non placeant vereor mea carmina, lector / Candide; ne placeant, lector inepte, tibi. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Lex Regit et Arma Tuentur, Lex regit, et hostes contra ducis arma tuentur / Hunc populum legis, qui sacra iussa facit; and Constans Sapientia, Omne malum exsuperat constans sapientia, mortem / Spernit, et adversa sorte tonante viget. (These come with vocabulary, too.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Si Serenus Illuxerit, Mons omni hoc, nisi Sol foveat, viduatur honore: / Quicquid ages, cassum disperit, absque Deo.; and Quam Bene Conveniunt, Hoc balaena suo tuta est ductore per undas; / Principe et est felix plebs vigilante suo. (These also have vocabulary lists.) The image shows the balaena of Camerarius' little poem:


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Virtutis amore (English: By the love of virtue).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Mors ultima ratio (English: Death is the final reckoning)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Leges sine moribus vanae (English: Laws without character are worthless). 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: Necessitas quam pertinax regnum tenet! (English: How tightly Necessity keeps hold of her dominion!).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Auribus lupum teneo (English: I'm holding the wolf by the ears; from Adagia 1.5.25).

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Iupiter et Gigantes, the story of the Gigantomachy.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Lupus et Puer Mendax, the famous story of the boy who cried wolf (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 231, Asinus et Lupus, Ligati, through Fable 240, Asinus et Umbra Eius, including Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey in the lion skin.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Man That Pleased None, the wonderful story of the man who tried to please everyone on his way to the market.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Iuppiter et Asini, the hilarious story of the donkeys who filed a complaint with Jupiter.: 768. Iuppiter et Asini. Dolentes olim asini quod continuo onera ferrent atque in aerumnis vitam traherent, legatos ad Iovem misere, solamen aliquod laborum petentes. Quod cum Iuppiter fieri non posse ostendere vellet, tunc eos, inquit, a laboribus vacuos fore cum mingendo fluvium fecerint. Illi, id verum eum dicere rati, iam tempore ab illo, ubi suam aut aliorum urinam vident, ipsi quoque mingere solent.

Asini et Iuppiter

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