Saturday, February 11, 2012

Round-Up: February 11

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 tertium Idus Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Ordronaux's Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum and Symonds' Wine, Women and Song .

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Bucephalus and Alexander; 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 Coniugalis, Plurimus in coelis amor est, connubia nulla; / Coniugia in terris plurima, nullus amor; and Quid Novi?, Nil ait esse novum Salomon sub sole; Columbus /
In veteri mundum repperit orbe novum.
. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The new emblem is Puris Manibus, Ad divos manibus puris adeunto, fideli / Pectore, quo possint pondus habere preces. (This comes with vocabulary, too.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Quem Genuit, Perdit, Crudeli ingratum mare delphinem expulit aestu; / Saepe etiam civis fert bonus exilium; and Caelo Ut Se Permittant, Vos virtutis iter gnatis monstrate parentes, / Ipsa aquila ut pullos fida volare docet. (These also have vocabulary lists.)


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Momo mordacior (English: More sharp-tongued than Momus - Momus being the archetypal critic, ready to criticize even the gods themselves, as in this Aesop's fable).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Virtuti nihil invium (English: Nothing is inaccessible to excellence).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Simia est simia, etiamsi aurea gestet insignia (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if it wears gold medals).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Non omnium est virorum Corinthum navigatio (English: It's not for every man to make a journey to Corinth).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ultra Epimenidem dormis (English: You're sleeping longer than Epimenides; from Adagia 1.9.64 - you can read about the slumber of Epimenides here at Wikipedia).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Λύπης πάσης γίνετ' ἰατρὸς χρόνος (English: Time is the healer of all pain).

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Lares, the Roman household gods.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Serpens et Filius Eius, a story about snakes - and dragons (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 421, Accipiter, Cuculus, et Sturnus, through Fable 430, Milvus et Aquila, including Milvus, Rex Electus, the story of the chickens who first elected a dove as their king, and then foolishly elected a kite instead.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Housewife and her Hen, the story of a foolish housewife who overfed her hen.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Aesopus et Arcus, a story that teaches the importance of just taking a break: Cum quidam Atticus Aesopum in puerorum turba nucibus ludentem vidisset, restitit et quasi delirum risit. Quod simul sensit Aesopus (senex derisor potius quam deridendus) arcum retensum in media via posuit. “Heus,” inquit, “sapiens! Expedi quid fecerim.” Concurrit populus. Ille diu se torquet, nec quaestionis positae causam intellegit. Novissime succumbit. Tum sophus victor “Cito,” inquit, “arcum rumpes, si semper tensum habueris; at si laxaris, utilis erit cum voles.”

Aesopus et Arcus

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