Thursday, April 5, 2012

Round-Up: April 5

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm using Google+ a lot these days - highly recommended as a thought-provoking place to hang out online!

HODIE: Nonae Apriles, the Nones of April.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Vallambert's Epigrammaton somnia and Hoffmann's Poeticum cum Musis Colludium.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Heracles and Cacus; 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 Quod sibi quisque, Quod sibi quisque serit praesentis tempore vitae, / Hoc sibi messis erit dum dicitur: Ite, venite!; and Si sanctos sequeris, Si sanctos sequeris, sanctus sic efficieris, / Sed perverteris, si perversos comiteris.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Cum fueris locuples, Cum fueris locuples, corpus curare memento: / Aeger dives habet nummos, se non habet ipsum; and Dilige te ornari, Dilige te ornari, sed parce dilige formam, / Quam nemo sanctus nec honestus captat habere.

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 Paupertas Bona, Sobria paupertas multorum causa bonorum est; / Hanc tamen ut pestem plurima turba fugit; and Verus Amicus, Temporibus duris veri noscuntur amici; / Ah, fidos paucos experiere tibi.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Homicidium, Unus homo per se ipse potest occidere mille; / Unum hominem possunt vix generare duo; and Democritus et Heraclitus, Ille nihil nisi risit, et iste nihil nisi flevit; / Istene ridendus, flendus an ille magis?

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Spes Alit Agricolas, Spes alit agricolas messis Dea certa futurae, / illa iubet fidae credere semen humo; and Recto Cursu, Culmen ad Aonidum recto contendere cursu / Fert animus Pindi saxa per et tribulos..

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Propriis Non Parcit Alumnis, Lucius in proprium ut sua viscera congerit alvum, / Sic ipsi sese conficiunt homines; and Terror et Error, Fraudem fraude, astum non fallere dedecet astu, / Saepe timore timor truditur, arte dolus. To illustrate that poem, Camerarius uses the famous incident of Hannibal and the cattle with their horns set ablaze:


TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Fruere tua fortuna (English: Enjoy your good luck).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia vincit amor (English: Love conquers all).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Simia quicquid agit, simia semper erit (English: Whatever a monkey does, a monkey she'll always be).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Beati qui esuriunt et sitiunt iustitiam, quoniam ipsi saturabuntur (Matt. 5:6). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Dulcia non meruit, qui non gustavit amara: That is to say, he hath not deserved the swete, whiche hath not taste the sowre. Also an other Proverbe saith, The catte woulde fishe eate, but she will not her feets weate.

TODAY'S FABLES and STORIES:

ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Tulli Mors, the story of the death of Tullus Hostilius, third king of Rome.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Culex et Taurus, the story of the bull who foolishly agreed to fight a gnat (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 681, Muscae et Mel, through Fable 690, Scarabaeus, Lepus, et Aquila, including Musca et Vir Haereticus , the wonderful story of a fly and the glory of God's creation.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Ox and the Ass, the story of a self-important donkey and the self-respecting ox.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ursa et Vulpes, the story of a fox and a hypocritical bear: Ursa olim se magnifice iactabat quod prae ceteris animalibus amica hominis esset; eam enim ferunt humanis cadaveribus vesci non solere. Risit vulpes, his auditis, atque ad eam dixit, “O utinam mortuos, non vivos devorares!”

Ursus Superbus et Vulpes

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