Thursday, February 9, 2012

Round-Up: February 9

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HODIE: ante diem quintum Idus Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Map's Nugae Curialium and Map's Latin Poems (well, sometimes attributed to Walter Map anyway).

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


OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are N. O., N praeit, O sequitur, nihil est antiquius omni. / Scilicet, ex nihilo condidit omne Deus; and De Deo et Mundo, Non est in mundo Deus hoc, sed mundus in illo est; / Hoc sumus in mundo nos, utinamque Deo. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Neglecta Iuventus, Perdere virtutum fructus cum flore iuventae: / Frugis perda salix ne vocitere cave; and Semper In Metu, Ardua sunt cuius commissa negotia curae; / Fac animum usque habeat sollicitudo tuum. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Si Sciens Fallo, Si te fallo sciens, feriat me Iupiter ultor, / Dicebat pangens foedera Roma vetus; and Speque Metuque Pavet, Speque metuque pavet calido cor amore perustum; / Spes est sollicito plena timore Venus. (These come with vocabulary, too.)


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Spem sequimur (English: We follow hope).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Nihil maius infinito (English: There is nothing greater than the infinite)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Sapiens a se ipso pendet (English: The wise man relies on himself). 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: Beneficium qui nescit dare, iniuste petit (English: Someone who doesn't know how to do a favor shouldn't ask for one).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canem excoriatam excorias (English: You're flaying a dog which has already been flayed; from Adagia 2.3.54).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Pan, along with the Satyrs and Silvanus.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 411, Aquila et Regulus, through Fable 420, Accipiter et Galli Duo, including Aquila et Vultur Senex, a hilarious little story that I found for the first time in the poetry of Alexander Nequam.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Columba et Lutum, which teaches that the mud is always muddy!

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Frogs and the Sun, a story about ecological consequences - the sun's wedding is a kind of global warming!

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ceres et Rusticus, another story about unintended ecological consequences (this one has a vocabulary list). Rusticus quidam a Cerere sic impetrat: "O dea, da mihi triticum absque aristis! Tritici aristae valde asperae sunt, et metentium triturantiumque manus laedunt." Sed ubi triticum maturescit absque aristis, aves minutae triticum omne comedunt. Tum rusticus dicit, "Quam digna patior! Parvae commoditatis causa, emolumenta maxima perdidi!"