Sunday, March 25, 2012

Round-Up: March 25

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HODIE: ante diem octavum Kalendas Apriles.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Epigrammatum Delectus and Meyer's Cato Christianus.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Deidamia; 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 Discere fit carum, Discere fit carum, quamvis primo sit amarum, / Et post fit suave, quod fuit ante grave; and Pauperis in specie, Pauperis in specie dum Christus venerit ad te, / Impertire sibi, quod dedit ipse tibi.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Multa legas facito, Multa legas facito, perlectis neglege multa; / Nam miranda canunt, sed non credenda poetae; and Quod merito pateris, Quod merito pateris, patienter ferre memento, / Cumque reus tibi sis, ipsum te iudice damna.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Nuces, Alea parva nuces et non damnosa videtur; / Saepe tamen pueris abstulit illa nates; and Elidit geminos infans, Elidit geminos infans nec respicit anguis; / Iam poterat teneras hydra timere manus.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Vitanda Sunt Contagia Culpae, Ceu colubrum, fugias blandae contagia culpae; / Quis non foedatur, si pice tactus erit? and Iudex et Censor Omni Careat Peccato, Aspiciat lucem, qui vult damnare tenebras; / Qui carpit mores, labe carere debet.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are In Felicem, Dives eras dum vivus eras, pauperrime felix; / In Lazari malles, mortuus, esse loco; and Ianus, Scrutaris tu scripturas veteres novasque, / Ianus es, a tergo quid sit, et ante videt.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Obsequio, Non Vi, Frangere vi mavis, quam lente flectere ramum? / Est tractare homines molliter artis opus; and Serenabit, Quaeris cur saliant pluviis? Spes certa sereni est; / Hac tu confisus, pelle animi nebulas.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Manet Immutabile Fatum, Legibus aeternis, manet immutabile fatum, / Non plus fata tamen, quam pia vota, valent; and Vita Mortalium Vigilia, Vana velut nil sunt vigilatae insomnia noctis; / Sic spatium est, quod in hoc vivimus orbe, nihil.



TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Non obliviscar (English: I will not forget).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Historia magistra vitae (English: History is the teacher of life)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi (English: What is permitted to Jove is not permitted to an ox). 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: Beneficia plura recipit, qui scit reddere (English: Someone who knows how to do favors will get more of them).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Rara avis (English: A rare bird; from Adagia 2.1.21).

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Aeneas et Lavinia, the story of Aeneas and his wife, Lavinia.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the dog fooled by his own reflection (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ollae Duae, the story of a misbegotten friendship between two very different pots.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Hen and The Fox, the stoyr of a hen who wisely refuses the fox's offer of friendship.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 631, Draco in Laci Fundo, through Fable 640, Testudo Cum Avibus Volans, including Testudo et Iuppiter, the story of how the turtle got its shell: Iuppiter, nuptias celebrans, animalia omnia convivio excipiebat. Cum vero sola testudo nimis sero adventasset, Iuppiter, tarditatis causam ignorans, testudinem rogavit quam ob rem cum ceteris ad epulum tempestive non convenisset. Illa autem respondit, “Dilecta domus, optima domus.” Deus, ira percitus, eam ad domum continuo suis humeris circumferendam damnavit.


Iuppiter et Testudo

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