Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Round-Up: February 15

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HODIE: ante diem sextum decimum Kalendas Martias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are A Dictionary of Select and Popular Quotations and Flayder's Sal Musarum.

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

TODAY'S DISTICHS & EMBLEMS: All the distichs come with vocabulary lists!

RHYMING DISTICHS: The two new Rhyming Distichs are Qui bene vult agere nil, Qui bene vult agere nil, quamvis praecipietur, / Omnia vult facere, cum nil sibi praecipietur; and Qui dare vult aliis, Qui dare vult aliis non debet dicere: Vultis? / Sed dicat plene: Dulcis amice, tene!

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Navis, Puppis cauda, carinaque venter, proraque rostrum, / Velaque sunt alae, totaque navis avis; and Verbum Domini, Pauca vident homines, Deus omnia praevidet, inde / Vanus homo loquitur saepe, Deusque semel.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Tuta Silentio Merces, Ne pareant clangore grues lapide ora saburrant; / Obstrue sic linguam, garrule, ne pereas.; and Nil Inexplorato, Te quoque serpentum sitiunt mala saecla ferarum; / Explora et cautus taetra venena fuge.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Flavescent, Flavescent segetes cum sol volet; mala iusto / In melius rediget tempore longa dies.; and Finis Ab Origine Pendet, Nascentes morimur; finisque ab origine pendet; / De vita ad mortem mors rediviva trahit.


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Cedo nulli (English: I yield to no one).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Fames artium magistra (English: Hunger is the teacher of skills)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Eventus stultorum magister est (English: The outcome is the teacher of fools). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: In iudicando criminosa est celeritas (English: In matters of judgment, it is criminal to make haste).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Faenum habet in cornu; longe fuge (English: He's got hay on his horn; keep your distance; from Adagia 1.1.81 - Hay tied to the horn of a bull indicated that he was bad-temepered!).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Sol et Luna, the sun and the moon.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Minerva et Naufragus, which happens to be one of my very favorite fables (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 441, Corvus et Viatores, through Fable 450, Graculus et Pavones, including Graculus et Avarus, a funny little story about a thieving jackdaw and a greedy human.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Man and the Goose, the famous story of the golden eggs!

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Cornua Eius, the story of the stag and his mixed-up body image: Cervus ad fontem stabat, sitiens, ut biberet aquam. Hic dum in aqua videt effigiem suam, tenuitatem crurum vituperat, laetatur vero forma cornuum. Repente venatores adsunt eumque persequuntur. Quamdiu per campum fugam facit, pernicitate pedum evadit. Cum vero imprudens attingisset silvam, cornua sunt implicita ramis. Comprehensus deinde, cum luctu haec verba edidit, “Heu misero mihi, qui iis quae vituperaram servatus sum; quibus autem gloriatus fueram, perii.”

cervus et venator