Sunday, April 15, 2012

Round-Up: April 15

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HODIE: ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Maias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Bauhusius' Epigrammata and Du Bellay's Elegiae, Varia epigrammata, Amores, Tumuli .

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Achilles and Penthesilea; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


TODAY'S DISTICHS and EMBLEMS: All the distichs come with vocabulary lists!

RHYMING DISTICHS: The two new Rhyming Distichs are Si quis convicium, Si quis convicium profert, illud patiatur; / Conviciumque ferat, aliis qui conviciatur; and Quid sis, quid fueris, Quid sis, quid fueris, quid eris, semper mediteris; / Sic minus atque minus peccatis subiicieris..

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Utere quaesitis opibus, Utere quaesitis opibus, fuge nomen avari: / Quid tibi divitiae, si semper pauper abundes? and Cum tibi vel socium, Cum tibi vel socium vel fidum quaeris amicum, / Non tibi fortuna est hominis sed vita petenda..

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Lesbia se iurat, Lesbia se iurat gratis numquam esse fututam: / Verum'st; cum futui vult, numerare solet; and Phoenicopteri, Dat mihi pinna rubens nomen, sed lingua gulosis / nostra sapit. Quid si garrula lingua foret?

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are De Principe, Qui prohibere potest, causam tribuisse videtur / Peccandi, quicquid non vetat illicitum.; and Non Est Credendum Blando Adulatori, Qui te plus solito demulcet carmine blando, / Te capere insidiis nititur ille suis.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Oratio, Christus uti clausis penetraverat ostia portis / Sic caeli penetrant invia claustra preces; and De Vitiis et Divitiis, Nemo hominum vivit sine crimine, sive crumena. / Crimine rara suo plena crumena caret.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Non Sine Causa, Non frustra gladium princeps gerit, aut sine causa, / Sed facit officium, praecipiente Deo; and Pando Recondita, Omnia luminibus perlustro, recondita pando;
Me nihil incauto, callide Munde, facis
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CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The new emblem is Causa Latet, Sistere currentem remora alta per aequora navim / Fertur; sic vis est maxima in exiguis.

BORNITIUS'S EMBLEMS: The new emblem is Qui Amat Periculum, In Isto Perit, Ignis ait: Noli me tangere; quisquis anhelat / Exitio, praeceps sponte perire solet.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Scienter utor (English: I enjoy things wisely).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Cuique suum studium (English: To each his own passion)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementiae (English: There is no great talent without an admixture of madness). 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: Gravissimum est imperium consuetudinis (English: The rule of habit is most tyrannical).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Simia simia est, etiam si aurea gestet insignia (English: A monkey is a monkey, even if it's wearing gold medals; from Adagia 1.7.11).

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Socrates et Xanthippe, a funny little story about Socrates and his wife.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ciconia et Uxor Eius, a story of avian domestic violence (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 731, Harundo et Quercus, through Fable 740, Sol et Stellae, including Iuncus et Canis, the hilarious little story of the dog and the bulrushes.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Two Jars, the story of a misbegotten friendship from two mismatched jars.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cicada et Noctua, the story of the owl and her very annoying neighbor: Cicada acerbum convicium noctuae faciebat, quae solita est victum in tenebris quaerere et interdiu cavo ramo somnum capere. Cicada rogata est ut taceret, sed multo validius clamare occepit. Rursus admota prece, magis accensa est. Noctua, ut vidit sibi nullum auxilium esse et verba sua contemni, hac fallacia garrulam adgressa est: “Quia me dormire non sinunt cantus tui, quos putes citharam Apollinis sonare, mihi animus est nectar potare, quod Pallas nuper donavit. Si non fastidis, veni; una bibamus.” Cicada, quae siti arebat, simul vocem suam laudari gaudebat, cupide advolavit. Noctua, cavo obsepto, cicadam trepidantem consectata est et leto dedit. Sic, quod viva negarat, tribuit mortua.

Noctua et Cicada

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