Friday, March 23, 2012

Round-Up: March 23

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm using Google+ a lot these days - highly recommended as a thought-provoking place to hang out online! In fact, thanks to a post at Google+ I learned about what looks like a fascinating online group reading project - Reading Odyssey: The nonprofit Reading Odyssey is a partnership between scholars and readers. Has anyone participated in this? It looks great!

HODIE: ante diem decimum Kalendas Apriles.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Opitz's Florilegium Variorum Epigrammatum and The Engravings of Albrecht Durer.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Dido; 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 Propter euntes et redeuntes, Propter euntes et redeuntes, ostia claude; / Multa petentes, pauca ferentes sunt sine laude; and Nulla videt cupidus, Nulla videt cupidus, nisi quae cupit aspiciendo; / Visa cupit cupidus, quae sola videt cupiendo.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Iudicis auxilium, Iudicis auxilium sub iniqua lite rogato: / Ipsae etiam leges cupiunt ut iure regantur; and Quod factum scis non recte, Quod factum scis non recte, nolito silere, / Ne videare malos imitari velle tacendo.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Cana est barba tibi, Cana est barba tibi, nigra est coma: tinguere barbam / non potes - haec causa est - et potes, Ole, comam; and Volt, non volt dare Galla, Volt, non volt dare Galla mihi; nec dicere possum, / quod volt et non volt, quid sibi Galla velit.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are De Eloquentia, Ancipiti eloquium longe penetrantius ense: / Hoc rabiem motam sedat et arma movet; and Artes Discendae a Teneris, Altera natura est habitus: quam iunior artem / Perdisces, tollet nulla senecta tibi.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Mors, Mors vitanda malo, sancto invitanda, malorum / Ultimus est finis, vel sine fine malum; and Mensis Intercalaris, Cur quarto solus crescit Februarius anno? / Hic minimus lunae mensis ab orbe fluit.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Animus Non Omnibus Idem, Isti intrare volunt, ast hi perrumpere nassam, / Multi et cum scombris desipiunt pariter; and Cum Pudore, Laeta Fecunditas, Me beat et forma et numerosa copia prolis, / ut sim matronis dulcis imago bonis.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Cor Rectum Inquirit Scientiam, Nosse Deum, metuisse Deum, sapientia summa est, / Quaerere cor rectum hanc, nocte dieque solet; and Pueros Castigo Virosque, Discipulos ut virga novos, sic virgo maritos / Castigat; pueros haec domat, illa viros.


TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Iuvat Deus impigros (English: God assists those who are not lazy).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Ne omnibus credas (English: Don't trust everything/everyone).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Haurit aquam cribro, qui discere vult sine libro (English: He who wants to learn without a book is like someone drawing water with a sieve).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is In magna domo non solum sunt vasa aurea et argentea, sed et lignea et fictilia (II Tim. 2:20). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Ipse sibi mali fons: He is causer of his owne hurte, he made a rodde for his owne tayle.

TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Ancus Marcius, the legendary fourth king of Rome.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae Duae et Puteus, the story of two frogs who are contemplating a hop into a well (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Hinnulus Eius, the story of a stag whose courage does not match its horns.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The He and She Goats, a story about she-goats and their beards.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 621, Anguis et Milvus, through Fable 630, Draco et Aquila, including Draco, Villanus, et Vulpes Iudex, the marvelous story of the farmer, the dragon and a very sneaky fox: Draco morabatur in flumine, sed fluvius minuens dimitteret illum in arena sicca. Transienti villano draco ait, “Si me ad domum meam reduxeris, aurum accipies.” Tunc villanus ligavit draconem et posuit eum super asinum et reportavit ad cubile. Cum solvisset de vinculis, draco ait, “Comedam te, quia famem habeo.” Et villanus respondit, “Vis tu ergo mala pro bonis reddere?” Vulpes autem audivit illos litigantes et ait, “Modo ergo ostende mihi quomodo ligasti eum, et postea vos iudicabo.” Tunc villanus coepit ligare draconem; vulpes autem dicebat draconi, “Ligavit te ita fortiter villanus?” Et draco ait, “Ita, domina mea.” Et vulpes villano ait, “Vade et impone eum super asinum et reporta eum ibi, unde assumpsisti. Et ibi dimitte eum ligatum, ita ut est.”

draco et villanus

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