Saturday, April 21, 2012

Round-Up: April 21

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HODIE: ante diem undecimum Kalendas Maias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Book is Buecheler's Carmina Latina Epigraphica.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Apollo and Marsyas; 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 Clarior est solito, Clarior est solito post maxima nubila Phoebus, / Post inimicitias clarior est et amor; and Disce libens, Disce libens, et eris sapiens et honore foveris; / Quod fieri quaeris, disce libens et eris.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Disce sed a doctis, Disce sed a doctis, indoctos ipse doceto: / Propaganda etenim est rerum doctrina bonarum; and Multum venturi, Multum venturi ne cures tempora fati: / Non metuit mortem qui scit contemnere vitam.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Leandros marmoreus, Clamabat tumidis audax Leandros in undis: / 'Mergite me, fluctūs, cum rediturus ero.' and Miraris, quare, Miraris, quare dormitum non eat Afer? / Accumbat cum qua, Caediciane, vides.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Ad Quendam Vaniloquum, Omnibus in triviis recitans tua carmina laudas: / Si vis ut laudem, disce tacere prius; and Quando Mors Est Optima, Optima mors tunc est, cum vita est criminis expers; / Mors felix, vita est cum tibi cara magis.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Damnatus, Tristis, et undecimo tua par fortuna Decembris; / Post lucem sequitur nox tibi longa brevem; and Iurisconsultus, Iurisprudentes prudentes iure vocantur: / Tam bene cum studeant provideantque sibi.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Labore Et Constantia, Omnia perficies constante labore, nec ullum / Difficile est, illi qui bene pergit, opus; and Evertit Et Aequat, Sic Deus interdum magnos evertit, ut aequet / Sorte illos miseris qui sine honore iacent.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Etiam Praeclara Minatur, Fortis equi virtus primis se prodit in annis; / Nec latet excelsi vis generosa animi; and Sponte Mea, Non Vi, Sponte mea redeo, mihi cum victoria parta est, / Nec vis me vocat, ast aucupis obsequium.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sublimiora petamus (English: Let us seek higher things).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Iustitia virtutum regina (English: Justice is the queen of the virtues)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Inter pygmaeos regnat nanus (English: Among the pygmies, the dwarf is king). 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: Nulla tam bona est fortuna, de qua nil possis queri (English: There's no luck so good that you cannot complain about it).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canis festinans caecos parit catulos (English: The dog, giving birth in a hurry, has blind puppies; from Adagia 2.2.35 - the saying is a metaphor for anything done in haste with incomplete results).

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Pater et Tres Filii, the story of Diagoras of Rhodes.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, the hilarious story of a miser, his generous son and their apple orchard (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 761, Vectis et Murus, through Fable 770, Iuppiter et Piscis Alatus, including Iuppiter et Asini, the wonderful story why donkeys like to piss together.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Young Cocks, a story about the unintended consequences of victory.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cornicula et Ovis, the story of a sheep and a very mean-spirited crow: Cornicula strepitat in dorso oviculae. Ovis inquit, “Si obstreperes sic cani, ferres infortunium.” At cornicula inquit, “Scio quibus insultem: molesta placidis, amica saevis.”

cornix et ovis

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