Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Round-Up: February 1

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: Kalendae Februariae, the Kalends of February.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Democritus redivivus and Florilegium epigrammaticum recens.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Actaeon Attacked by His Dogs; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


RHYMING DISTICHS: From the new crop of rhyming distichs, here are two of my favorites: from Group 3, Pacem ne vites; per pacem te quoque dites: / O quam difficiles sunt sine pace dies! and from Group 4, Gutta cavat lapidem non vi, sed saepe cadendo; / Sic addiscit homo non vi, sed saepe legendo.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The new Owen epigram, with Harvey's English version, is Fructus Veritus, Nudus Adam vetita quod vulsit ab arbore, malum / Haud fuit, at malo peius: origo mali; and De Deo, Tantus es, Euclides quantum comprendere nescit, / Et talis, qualem nescit Aristoteles. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblem are Haud Aliter, Palma velut riguos nunquam pallescit ad amnes, Sic viret ad Verbi flumina sacra pius; and Cognosce, Elige, Matura, Quid virgo haec delphino equitans in fluctibus errat? / Numquid et in vasto iustitia est pelago? (This also has a vocabulary list.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The new emblem is Sapiens Dominabitur Astris, Astra regunt homines; sapiens dominabitur astris / Et poterit notis cautior esse malis. (This comes with vocabulary, too.)


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Aequam servare mentem (English: To keep a calm mind).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Qui laborat, manducat (English: He who works hard, eats).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Dulcior est fructus, post multa pericula ductus (English: The fruit is sweeter when it has been obtained by many perils).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Multi sunt vocati; pauci vero electi (Matt. 22:14). 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 Conybeare: Cribro aquam haurire: A proverbe used when a man spendeth his laboure yn vayne.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Neptunus, the story of Neptune, a.k.a. Poseidon, the lord of the seas.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Talpa et Olitor, in which there is no love lost between the mole and the gardener (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 371, Canis Oves Occidens, through Fable 380, Canis, Bos, Equus, et Homo, including Canes et Agricola Penuria Laborans, a story of just what a man is willing to do when he gets hungry enough.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fir-Tree and the Bramble, a story about the joys of living a life in obscurity.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Adolescens Piger, a hilarious story about a lazy boy and why he stays in bed: Cum adolescentis pigritiam culparent socii quod tamdiu in lecto maneret, ridens respondit, “Adsunt enim mihi mane, cum expergiscor, duae muliebri habitu vestitae, Industria et Pigritia. Quarum altera surgere hortatur et aliquid operis facere neque diem in lecto terere; altera, priorem increpans, quiescendum inquit et propter frigus in lecto permanendum neque semper laborandum. Dum hae inter se diu disputant, ego, aequus iudex, audio disputantes. Hinc fit ut surgam tardius, litis finem exspectans.”

Iuvenis Piger