Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Round-Up: April 3

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 tertium Nonas Apriles.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Pulleyn's Church-yard Gleanings and Erich's Epigrammata .

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Penelope, Laertes and Telemachus; 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 Blanditiae poterunt, Blanditiae poterunt mentes revocare bonorum, / Sed per supplicium mens est revocanda malorum; and Plus valet in dextra, Plus valet in dextra munus quam plurima extra; / Diligo plus "cape," bis quam si dicatur "habebis."

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Dilige te ornari, Dilige te ornari, sed parce dilige formam, / Quam nemo sanctus nec honestus captat habere; and Cum sis incautus, Cum sis incautus nec rem ratione gubernes, / Noli Fortunam, quae non est, dicere caecam.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Abscisa servum, Abscisā servum quid figis, Pontice, linguā? / Nescis tu populum, quod tacet ille, loqui? and Pistor dulciarius, Mille tibi dulces operum manus ista figuras / Extruet: huic uni parca laborat apis.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Signum Ruinae, Urbes, regna, domos, iuvenum quas rexerit ardor, / Sint quamquam fortes, certa ruina manet; and Optima Quaeque Carpenda, Vergilius gemmas Enni de stercore legit: / Et mihi sunt vatum plura notanda luto.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Ad Creditorem, Est tibi, qui debet, servus, qui solvit, amicus. / Debita qui non vult solvere quid? Dominus; and Ad Samuel Daniel, Poetam, Cur calamum tractas dextra, gladiumque sinistra? / Est tibi Mars laevus, dexter Apollo tuus.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Aspiret Mollior Aura, Dulcisonum mollis Zephyrus demulcet olorem, / Et vatum extimulat pectora dulcis honos; and Invidia Integritatis Assecla, Quantum palma hydri possunt ranaeque nocere, / Tantumdem invidiae virus obesse probis.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Solum A Sole, Cum solum a sole fecundum, ager omnis ab illo / Fertilis, et frugum munere feta Ceres; and Viribus Iungenda Sapientia, Viribus est iungenda modis sapientia cunctis; / uti qui nescit robore, saepe cadit.


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Horae volant (English: The hours are flying by).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Virtute et robore (English: With excellence and unshakable strength - a motto that could go well with our centaur above).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Spes laqueo volucres, spes captat arundine pisces (English: Hope captures birds with a net, and fish with a rod - I'll let you figure out just what snare Hope prepares for you!).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Ad Calendas Graecas (English: On the Greek Calends - which is to say: never, as the Calendars are a feature of the Roman calendar, not Greek).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Evitata Charybdi in Scyllam incidi (English: Having avoided Charybdis, I've fallen into Scylla; from Adagia 1.5.4).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἰχθὺν νήχεσθαι διδάσκεις (English: You're teaching a fish to swim - a fool's errand, of course, since the fish already know how to swim, better than you do, in fact!).

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Romuli Mors, the story of the disappearance of Romulus, founder of Rome .

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Minerva et Olea, the story of the gods and their favorite trees (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vulpes et Uva, the famous story of the sour grapes.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Oak and The Reed, a poem in praise of flexibility.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 671, Apes et Vipera, through Fable 680, Musca et Quadrigae, the story of a boastful fly: Quadrigae in stadio currebant, quibus musca insidebat. Maximo autem pulvere, tum equorum pedum pulsu, tum rotarum volutatione, exorto, dicebat musca, “Quam magnam vim pulveris excitavi!”

Musca et Quadrigae

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