Monday, March 19, 2012

Round-Up: March 19

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. You'll notice that there is a new source for the distichs starting today: the moral distichs of Michele Verinus. You can read more about Verinus here if you are curious!

HODIE: ante diem quartum decimum Kalendas Apriles.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Germano's Giardino di sentenze volgari e latine and Owen's Epigrammata.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Theseus and the Minotaur; 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 Si videas aliquem, Si videas aliquem casurum sive cadentem, / Non ride, at potius gere te sibi compatientem; and Cursus fatorum, Cursus fatorum nescit pars ulla virorum, / Est proprium mei scire futura Dei.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Rebus et in censu, Rebus et in censu si non est quod fuit ante, / Fac vivas contentus eo quod tempora praebent; and Utile consilium, Utile consilium dominus ne despice servi; / Si prodest, sensum nullius tempseris umquam.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Thaida Quintus amat, Thaida Quintus amat. "Quam Thaida?" Thaida luscam; / Unum oculum Thais non habet, ille duos; and Glires, Tota mihi dormitur hiems et pinguior illo / tempore sum quo me nil nisi somnus alit.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Ad Amicum, Accipe parva mei laetus munuscula census / Nec quae sint, sed qua suscipe mente data; and Unde Senatus Dictus, A senibus prisci sanctum dixere senatum; / Ast robur iuvenum, consiliumque senum.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Iri et Croesi Epitaphium, Divitis exiguum est Croesi discrimen et Iri / Pauperis: hic tumulum non habet, alter habet; and Vires Britanniae, Anglorum portae sunt portus, moenia classes, / Castra aequor, vallis corpora, corda duces.

CAMERARIUS' & BORNITIUS' EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Finitum Producit Infinitum, Innumeros numerus numeros numerabilis edit, / Cantio ceu miris fert variata modis.; and Ipsa Suis Pollens Opibus, Nobis nostra satis, alienae haud indiga curae, / Et superum nectar negligo et ambrosiam.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Deus Nobis Haec Otia Fecit, O Iudaee, Deus nobis haec otia fecit, / Nolebas, vellet cum facere illa tibi; and Virtuti Fortuna Comes, Virtuti Fortuna comes, sudore paratur; / Fructus honos oneris, fructus honoris onus.


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Merui manu (English: I have merited this by my own hand).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Libens, volens, potens (English: Wanting, willing, able)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Vacuum vas altius pleno vaso resonat (English: An empty pot makes a deeper noise than a pot that is full). 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: Voluptas e difficili data dulcissima est (English: The pleasure won with difficulty is sweetest).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Psaphonis aves (English: The birds of Psapho; from Adagia 1.2.100 - This refers to a man named Psapho who taught some birds to say "Great is the God Psapho!" and then released them into the wild; when people heard the birds, they started to worship a god named Psapho).

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Romuli Mors, the story of mysterious departure of Romulus from this world.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Aquila, et Sus, the story of a very wicked little cat and her friends, the pig and the eagle (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 601, Rana et Vulpes, through Fable 610, Ranae Duae Vicinae, including Ranae et Puer, a story about how one's person's fun can be another's disaster.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fly, the story of a boastful fly.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Equus et Asellus Onustus, a powerful story about cooperation: Agitabat coriarius quidam una equum et asinum onustum. Sed in via fatiscens, asinus rogabat equum ut sibi succurreret et velit portiunculam oneris tanti tolerare. Recusabat equus, et mox asinus oneri totus succubuit et halitum clausit supremum. Herus accedens mortuo asino sarcinam detraxit et, pelle superaddita excoriata, omnia equo imposuit. Quod cum sensisset, equus ingemuit, inquiens, “Quam misellus ego qui, cum portiunculam oneris socii ferre recusaverim, iam totam sarcinam cogar tolerare.”

equus et asinus onustus

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