Sunday, April 29, 2012

Round-Up: April 29

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: pridie Kalendas Maias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Erasmus' Epigrammata and Opitz' Florilegii variorum epigrammatum.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Diana and Endymion; 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 Nemo senex adeo, Nemo senex adeo, quin annum vivere possit, / Nemo tam iuvenis, quin ipse mori cito possit; and Cordi, non cartae, Cordi, non cartae, credas, quae noveris arte, / Quod, si carta cadat, tecum sapientia vadat.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Demissos animo, Demissos animo et tacitos vitare memento: / Quod flumen placidum est, forsan latet altius unda; and Cum Venere et Baccho, Cum Venere et Baccho lis est et iuncta voluptas: / Quod lautum est, animo conplectere, sed fuge lites.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Qui potuit Bacchi matrem, Qui potuit Bacchi matrem dixisse Tonantem, / ille potest Semelen dicere, Rufe, patrem.; and Qui ducis vultus, Qui ducis vultus et non legis ista libenter, / omnibus invideas, livide: nemo tibi.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Feminae Occursus, Formosae occursus mulieris daemonis arma: / Parthorum tamquam dira sagitta ferit; and Recta Conscientia, Gaudia vera dabit mens omnis criminis expers: /
Hei mihi, quam pauci gaudia vera ferent
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OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are O Tempora! “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.” / Quomodo? Sit semper tempore peior homo.; and De Iure et Iustitia, Trita magis iuris quam iustitiae via, quamquam / Iuris iter longum, iustitiaeque breve est..

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Nec Dum Cessat Amor, Omnia cum rapiat mors, non extinguit amorem, / Quo devincta sibi est usque marita fides; and Et Voluisse Sat Est, Saepius excelsis tenuis res officit ausis, / Et tamen attollit mens generosa caput.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Prudente Simplicitate, Vitam quod faciat beatiorem / Prudens simplicitas, pie putamus; and Transitus Celer Est Et Avolamus, Transitus hinc celer est, subitoque volare videmur / Caelestem in patriam, ad gaudia sancta poli.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Medium certum (English: The middle way is sure).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Manu et corde (English: With hand and heart).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Dum felis dormit, saliunt mures (English: While the cat sleeps, the mice leap).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Quod supras nos, nihil ad nos (English: What is above us does not concern us).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Megaricum machinamentum (English: A Megaran contrivance; from Adagia 2.3.60 - The Megarans were proverbial for their trickiness and ingenuity, and their devices were devious).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Πηγάσου ταχύτερος (English: More swift than Pegasus).

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Hannibal et Decem Captivi, a story of Roman honor and dishonor.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Equus, Asinus, et Hordeum, the story of a horse who is both hypocritical and selfish (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canes et Corium, a story about some foolish dogs who made a fatal mistake.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Crab and his Mother, a fable about setting a good example for your children.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 801, Serapis et Parricida, through Fable 810, Naias et Puella, including Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, a Christian variation on the famous fable of Hercules and the farmer: Asinus cuiusdam rustici in fimum cecidit. Rusticus supra herbam discubuit, clamans, “Petre, succurre asino meo.” Petrus percutiens rusticum ait, “Surge, piger, et asino tuo primo appone manum, et coadiuvabo te.”

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