Friday, February 17, 2012

Round-Up: February 17

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 quartum decimum Kalendas Martias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Cuechler's Florilegium Epigrammatum veterum and Paterson's Epigrammata.

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

TODAY'S DISTICHS & EMBLEMS: All the distichs come with vocabulary lists!

RHYMING DISTICHS: The two new Rhyming Distichs are Non mihi sit durum, Non mihi sit durum, quod novi me moriturum, / Non mortem flebo, quia tecum, Christe, manebo; and Hoc est nescire, Hoc est nescire: sine Christo plurima scire; / Si Christum bene scis, satis est, si cetera nescis.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Homo Solaris, Sol semper rapido currit contrarius orbi; / In cursu vitae solem imitetur homo; and Coniuges Duo in Carne Una, Corpore mixtorum nisi cor amor uniat, ambo / Non fiunt unus, sed sit uterque duo.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Tandem Fit Arbor, Exiguus tandem grandis fit surculus arbor; / abiectusque puer saepe peritus homo; and Superata Cruce Coronor, Rebus in adversis superata sorte coronor: / Sic sapiens patiens sub cruce laetus ovat.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Haec Cura Parentum, Mirus amor sobolis: mater quod comprobat ecce / Delphini, capta quae soboli immoritur; and Hoc Virtutis Amor, Quem non vincat amor castae virtutis et ardor? / Virtus tanta potest, vincat ut illa feram.


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Labore vinces (English: With labor, you will triumph).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Sibimet merces industria (English: Effort is its own reward).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Sumere vult pisces cattus sed flumen abhorret (English: The cat wants to take the fish, but he shudders at the river).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Doctrina sua nascitur vir (English: A man is born through education).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ex Iovis tabulis testis (English: Evidence from the records of Jupiter; from Adagia 1.8.24 - Jupiter supposedly kept track of all the deeds of mortals in his records).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Γλῶσσα βλάσφημος διανοίας κακῆς ἔλεγχος (English: A spiteful tongue indicates a wicked mind).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Polyphemus, the famous Cyclops.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles et Venus, the story of what happened when Venus turned a cat into a woman (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 451, Graculus et Ardeae Pennae, through Fable 460, Vultures Duo et Canes, including Vultur Convivium Faciens, the story of the vulture's bloodthirsty birthday party.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Married Mouse, the lamentable story of the mouse who wanted to marry a lion.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Asini Spongiis et Sale Onusti, a story about a donkey who didn't understand that not every solution applies to eery problem: Asini duo forte una iter faciebant, onustus alter spongiis, alter sale. Cumque hic sub sarcina praegravante lapsus esset in transitu profluentis vadoso, sale aqua contacto et in tabem liquidam soluto, undis evasit ab omni onere liber, gestiens. Spongias alter ferens, hoc viso, ut ipse sarcina sua sese levaret, vado alto sponte procubuit; sed, spongiis aquam usque combibentibus depressus, imo flumine mersus haesit. Non una agendi ratio cunctis congruit.

Asinus, Sal et Spongiae