Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Round-Up: March 21

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 duodecimum Kalendas Apriles.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Barisien's Fragmenta poetarum and Mercier's De officiis scholasticorum.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Clytemnestra; 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 lacrimae vel opes, Si lacrimae vel opes animas revocare valerent, / Lucifer atque sui soli sua regna tenerent; and Cursus fatorum nescit, Murilegus plures praesens legit undique mures; / Mus salit in stratum, dum scit abesse catum.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Quod potes, id temptato, Quod potes, id temptato, operis ne pondere pressus / Succumbat labor et frustra temptata relinquas; and Multorum disce exemplo, Multorum disce exemplo, quae facta sequaris, / Quae fugias: vita est nobis aliena magistra.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Inscripsit tumulis septem, Inscripsit tumulis septem scelerata virorum / 'Se fecisse' Chloe. Quid pote simplicius? and Psittacus, Psittacus a vobis aliorum nomina discam: / Hoc didici per me dicere CAESAR AVE.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Quid Sit Amicus, Alter ego verus, multumque probatus amicus, / Quo debet nobis carius esse nihil; and Conscientia Bona Iudicem Non Timet, Accusent te mille licet, mens conscia recti / Stat tamen et spernit iudicis ora trucis.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Globus Terrestris, Terra atque unda globum faciunt (quis crederet?) unum. / Scilicet et haec semper manat, at illa manet; and Deus, Homo, Nec sentire Deus, nec mortem homo vincere solus / Posset: utrumque facit Christus, utrumque fuit..

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The new emblem is Ex Bello Pax, Ex bello pax alma venit, quam poscimus omnes; / In galeis condit pax veneranda favos.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Musis Aurora Benigna, Noctis odorata est magis isthaec tempore planta: / Tu quoque noctem adde his, si qua placere voles; and Natura Potentior Ars, Ars polit, haud fingit, natura utrumque ministrat, / Quantum dissideant, indicat hic catulus. As you can see, the bear is licking her little catulus into shape!


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Cedendum multitudini (English: You must give way to the multitude).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Ex labore dulcedo (English: From effort, sweetness).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Homo ad laborem nascitur et avis ad volatum (English: Man is born to work, and the bird is born to fly).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Audiens sapiens sapientior erit (English: The wise man who listens will be wiser).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Muli Mariani (English: The mules of Marius; from Adagia 4.4.79 - Due to the reforms introduced by the Roman general Gaius Marius, each of his soldiers had to carry a load of approximately 50 pounds, hence their nickname.).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Πόλλ' οἶδ' ἀλώπηξ, ἀλλ' ἐχῖνος ἓν μέγα (English: Many things knows the fox, but the hedgehog knows one big thing).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Numa Pompilius, the story of Rome's great lawgiver.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes et Mulieres , a great little story about a fox, some women, and the women's chicken dinner (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Accipiter, Milvus, et Columbae, the story of some doves who foolishly chose a hawk as their defender.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Hare and The Tortoise, the famous story of the tortoise and the hare.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 611, Ranae Duae et Puteus, through Fable 620, Serpentis Cauda, including Serpens Calcata et Apollo , the story of a snake who can't get no respect: Serpens, cum humi reperet, multorum pedibus calcata erat. Accessit supplex fanum Apollinis; quam simulatque conspexit Deus, “Si primum statim,” inquit, “qui te calcaret, perdidisses, non ausus fuisset alter.”

Serpens Calcatus et Iuppiter


Anonymous said...

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(And sorry for my fatal English...) :-)


Laura Gibbs said...

Carina, your English is great - no apologies needed. And your work sounds very exciting! If you decide to create a blog of your own, let me know! :-)