Monday, April 23, 2012

Round-Up: April 23

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 nonum Kalendas Maias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Heumann's Anthologia Latina and Riese's Anthologia Latina .

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Polyxena at the Well; 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 Quicquid vita dedit, Quicquid vita dedit, tollit cum vita recedit, / nec tecum tolles plenos rubigine folles; and Qui petit immeritum, Qui petit immeritum, non debet habere petitum; / Si peto plus merito, careo de iure petito.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Laudaris quodcumque palam, Laudaris quodcumque palam, quodcumque probaris, / Hoc vide ne rursus levitatis crimine damnes; and Hoc bibe quo possis, Hoc bibe quod possis, si tu vis vivere sanus: / Morbi causa mali minima est quaecumque voluptas.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Scripsi, rescripsit nil, Scripsi, rescripsit nil Naevia, non dabit ergo; / Sed puto quod scripsi legerat: ergo dabit; and Qui recitat lana, Qui recitat lana fauces et colla revinctus, / hic se posse loqui, posse tacere negat.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are De Eloquentia, Nil adeo incultum, quod non ratione nitescat; / Thebarum haec altas vexit ad astra domos; and Sapiens Nihil Invitus Facit, Nil facit invitus sapiens: exire recusas? / Quod vitare nequis, velle necesse tibi est.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Audaces Fortuna Iuvat, Femina fortunae similis formosa videtur, / Non amat ignavos illa, nec illa, viros; and Astrologus et Geographus, Dividitur totus vos inter maximus orbis, / Coelum est astrologi, terraque geographi.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Virtute Ac Studio Per Orbem Fama Perpetua Comparatur , Virtus ac studium causa est, quod in orbe, per omne / Aevum, perpetuo gloria nostra viret; and Scientia Immutabilis, Turpe est, cum sapiens cunctas mutatur in horas: / Constantes fortes nam decet esse viros.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Animo Petit Ima Profundo, Totus equus naso ceu fertur anhelus in undam / Praesenti adversis obvius ito malis; and Ultro Se Voluere Capi, Dum capimus, capimur; si linquimus, haud capiemur: / Instructas vitat, qui sapit, insidias.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Incitas crabrones (English: You're stirring up hornets - which is obviously not a good thing to do!).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fides, spes, caritas (English: Faith, hope, and charity).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Canis sine dentibus vehementius latrat (English: A dog without teeth barks the more fiercely).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Ut pisces hamo, ita homines beneficio capiuntur (English: As fish with the hook, so are men captured by favors).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Stultior Coroebo (English: Stupider than Coroebus; from Adagia 2.9.64 - Coroebus was a notorious fool who tried to count the number of the waves in the sea, although he got confused by numbers greater than five).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τὸν καπνὸν φεύγων, εἰς τὸ πῦρ ἔπεσον (English: Fleeing the smoke, I fell into the fire).

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Scipio Africanus Accusatus, which tells how Scipio refuted the charge that he had been bribed by King Antiochus.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Prometheus, Leo, et Elephantus, a story about the god Prometheus in his role as creator of the animals (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 771, Iuppiter et Canes , through Fable 780, Iuppiter et Hominum Peccata, including Iuppiter et Dolium, which is Aesop's take on the fable of Pandora's box - but without Pandora.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is Fortune and The Boy, a story about luck and personal responsibility.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Divitiae et Simulacrum Sacrum, a story of paradoxical worship: Quidam, domi suae, consecrata nescio cuius divi lignea statua, colere hanc et sertis ornare assidue solebat et petere ab hac divitias et opes. Sed hoc cum frustra longo tempore fecisset (non modo enim non augebatur res ipsius, sed etiam diminuebatur), iratus tandem, apprehensum pedibus simulacrum terrae inflixit. Illiso autem forte in saxum capite effractoque, magna vis auri effunditur quod in eo fuerat inclusum. Hoc colligens, ille “Magna est,” inquit, “perversitas tua, dive, qui venerantem te neglexeris et affligentem ditaveris.”

Homo et Statua



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