Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Round-Up: April 17

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 quintum decimum Kalendas Maias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Bonomi's Epigrammata and Bechtlin's Epigrammata.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Judgment of Paris; 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 Ut conferre solet, Ut conferre solet sermo bonus utilitatem, / Multis sermo malus confert incommoditatem; and Disce, puer, Disce, puer, dum tempus habes, aevo puerili, / Ne te nil didicisse fleas aetate senili..

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Disce aliquid, Disce aliquid; nam cum subito Fortuna recessit, / Ars remanet vitamque hominis non deserit umquam; and Cum sapias animo, Cum sapias animo, noli ridere senectam; / Nam quoicumque seni puerilis sensus inhaeret.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Mittebas libram, Mittebas libram, quadrantem, Garrice, mittis; / Saltem semissem, Garrice, solve mihi; and Encaustus Phaethon, Encaustus Phaethon tabula tibi pictus in hac est; / Quid tibi vis, dipyrum qui Phaethonta facis?

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Multi Peccant, Quae sine labe caro? Quae non obnoxia culpae est? / Quem non invenies criminis esse reum? and Qui Vult in Caelo Cumulare Divitias, Quas Christi causa miseris donabis egenis, / In caelo aeternas constabilibis opes.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Aetas Aurea, Cognita Tartarei cum nondum vis foret auri, / Aurea cur aetas illa vocata fuit?
and In Atheos, Nulla domus domino caruit; vos hancinne tantam / Nullius domini creditis esse domum?

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Triumphali E Stipite Surgens, Hoc monet annoso lauri ortus stipite ramus: / Magnis natus avis non nisi magna paret.; and Frustra Remorantibus Austris, Non remoratur equum vis venti assurgere in auras, / Virtutis nec sors aspera tardat iter.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Virtute Duce, Comite Fortuna, Sit Fortuna comes, Virtus dux inclyta facti, / Non labor in Domino, noster inanis erit; and Florebo, Prospiciente Deo, Solis ad adspectum, veluti rosa verna virescit / Sic ego florebo, prospiciente Deo.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Vive revicturus (English: Live as if you were going to live hereafter!).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In libris libertas (English: In books, freedom).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Voluptate homines capiuntur, ut hamo pisces (English: Men are captured by pleasure, as fish by the hook).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nolite dare sanctum canibus (English: Don't give what is holy to the dogs).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Daedali alae (English: The wings of Daedalus; from Adagia 3.1.65 - and the wings were marvelous indeed, even if Icarus did not use them according to instructions!).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἥν ἔλαχες Σπάρτην, ταύτην κόσμει (English: You have been allotted Sparta: adorn it - the words presumably come from a lost Greek tragedy; they are made famous by being used by Cicero).

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Libri Sibyllini, the wonderful story of Tarquin and the Sibyl's books.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Olitoris Asinus, the sad story of the donkey who wanted to improve his lot in life (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursae Catuli et Leaena, featuring the lion's snide remark about the bear and her cubs.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Ungrateful Wolf, the story of the crane who foolishly came to the aid of a wolf.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 741, Sol et Ventus, through Fable 750, Fontes Duo, including Luna et Mater, the wonderful story of the moon who wanted a new dress: Luna matrem quondam fertur orasse suam ut sibi vestem texeret convenientem corpori suo. Cui illa responderit peti a se rem quam praestare nequeat, quod nulla vestis eius corpori convenire posse videatur, quae modo plena esset et globosa, modo velut in orbem dimidiari, modo quasi in circulum extenuari, postremo etiam excavari et evanescere soleat.

Luna et Mater

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