Sunday, February 19, 2012

Round-Up: February 19

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!

NOVITAS: In the process of getting ready for the great summer of Latin distichs to come, I've created another widget this weekend - this one with the distichs attributed to Cato! You can see the first entries below.

HODIE: ante diem duodecimum Kalendas Martias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Vulteius' Epigrammata and Chase's The Distichs of Cato.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Zeus and Amalthea; 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 O dives, dives, O dives, dives! non omni tempore vives! / Fac bene, dum vivis, post mortem vivere si vis; and Quando placet Christo, Quando placet Christo, de mundo tollimur isto; / Nemo potest scire, quis primo debet abire.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Quid Deus intendat, Quid Deus intendat, noli perquirere sorte: / Quid statuat de te, sine te deliberat ille; and Adversum notum noli contendere, Adversum notum noli contendere verbis; / Lis minimis verbis interdum maxima crescit.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Castor et Pollux, Concordes duo sunt in caelo sidera fratres; / In terra unanimes vix reor esse duos; and De Virginitate et Coniugio, Virginitas angusta via est. Via latior autem / Coniugis. Hinc plures ingrediuntur eam.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Paulatim, Non Impetu, Paulatim leni decurrit arenula lapsu, / Non impetu delabitur; and Mors Sceptra Ligonibus Aequat, Pallida mors aequo pede sceptra ligonibus aequat, / Et regum ante aulas pulsat, et ante casam.

CAMERARIUS & BORNITIUS' EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Rex Regum Reges Regit, Cor regis in manu Dei est; / Is flectit illo, quo velit.; and Bis Pereo, Ipsa suis pennis aquila interit icta: refertur / Scilicet haec hodie gratia promeritis. You can see the poor eagle in the emblem below:


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Loquor quae sentio (English: I say what I feel).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Nubecula est, pertransibit (English: It is a little wisp of cloud; it will pass).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Mus rapitur subito, qui solo vivit in antro (English: A mouse is quickly caught if he lives in a single mousehole).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ventum seminabunt et turbinem metent (Hosea 8:7). 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: Alium spoliat ut alium ditet: He robbeth Peter and payeth Pawle.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Achilles, the great hero of the Trojan War.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 461, Bubo et Aves, through Fable 470, Ciconia a Rustico Capta, including Ciconia et Vulpecula, the famous fable of the dinner-party war between the fox and the stork.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo et Homo, Concertantes, one of my favorite fables: the lion definitely wins this debate!

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Nurse and the Wolf, the story of why the wolf was left proverbially gaping.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Iuppiter et Serpens, the story of the snake with a rose in its mouth (this one also has a vocabulary list). Here is the fable: Iuppiter nuptias celebrat. Animalia cuncta ei munera offerunt, quaeque pro viribus suis. Serpens itaque rosam decerpit et rosam in ore suo fert, ad Iovem accedens. Iuppiter serpentem videt et dicit, "Ceterorum omnium dona excipio, sed ab ore tuo nihil prorsus sumo."