Sunday, January 8, 2012

Round-Up: January 8

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: antediem sextum Idus Ianuarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Esope en trois langues (that would be Greek, Latin and French!) and Crusius's Symbolotheca docta.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Eriphyle and the necklace of Harmonia; 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 Amor, Libertas - carcer, pax - pugna, dolenda - voluptas: / Spes - metuens, mel - fel, feria - ludus, amor.; and Ars Memoriae, Simonides olim memorandi repperit artem, / Nullus adhuc artem repperit ingenii.. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Nempe Arbos Unde Rigetur, Intererit multum quis nostros irriget hortos, / Ac mens nostra Dei qua foveatur ope.; and His Artibus, Ut te ipsum et navim serves comitesque pericli, / In pontum cunctas abiice divitias.. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Non Sceptro, Sed Plectro Ducitur, Non sceptro virgo sed plectro ducitur; aurum / Spernit amor: Venerem musica blanda movet.; and Non Obest Virtuti Sors, Virtuti sors nulla nocet; volat aurea Virtus / Ultra Helicendum; sors perfida versat humum.. (These come with vocabulary, too.) Here you can see fickle fate turning the world, while the excellent man rises to the clouds on eagle's wings:



TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is In diem vivo (English: I live for the day).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Post festum venisti (English: You've arrived after the party's over).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nascimur in maerore, vivimus in labore, morimus in dolore (English: We are born crying, we live laboring, we die grieving).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Non potestis Deo servire et mamonae (Matt. 6:24). 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: Servum pecus: A proverbe applied to hem which in speaking or writing dare not digresse from another mannes steppes or fourme of writinge.

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Iuno et Vulcanus, the story of Iuno (Hera) and her children, especially Vulcan (Hephaestus).

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cornix et Urna, the famous story of the thirsty crow (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 251, Muli et Dominus Stultus, through Fable 260, Equus Superbus et Asinus, including Mulus et Nomen Eius, a hilarious story about the mule who claims his name is written in his hoof.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Ram, the Stag and the Wolf, an ancient story about financial speculation!

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mors et Pauper, the thought-provoking story of the man who called upon Death: 816. Mors et Pauper. Pauper quidam lignorum fasciculum portabat humeris. Longo deinde itinere fatigatus, onere se levavit, consedit humi, et flebili voce advocavit Mortem. Illa continuo adest, interrogans quid se velit. Respondet pauper, “Humi ut tolleres hunc fascem mihi, huc ego te vocavi.” Adeo in miseris etiam vitae amantes sunt mortales.

Senex et Mors

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