Friday, February 3, 2012

Round-Up: February 3

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HODIE: ante diem tertium Nonas Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Stein's Anthologia epigrammatum latinorum and Ens' Epidorpides.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Philemon and Baucis; 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 5, Irritare canem noli dormire volentem, / Nec moveas iram post tempora longa latentem; and from Group 6, Ludens taxillis, bene respice, quid sit in illis: / Mors tua, sors tua, res tua, spes tua pendet in illis.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Scientia et Caritas, Sunt duo noscendi, duo sunt mihi semper amandi, / Numen et ipsus ego, numen et alter ego; and Decalogus et Symbolum, Cur credenda mihi faciendis plura iubentur? / Non tam difficile est credere quam facere. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Sustinuere Diem, Ut sobolem ingenuam ad solem Iovis aestimat ales / Cernitur adversis rebus amica fides; and Magnos Vana Fugant, Non est ingentis vis expers ulla timoris, / Sic pavet infesto percitus igne leo.. (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Ex Utroque Caesar, Artibus ac armis: ab utrisque ego Caesar in orbe / Dicor; erunt artes armaque noster amor; and Persequar Exstinctum, Persequar extinctum te, O Pyrame; qui tua laesit / Viscera mucro, iecur transeat ille meum. (These come with vocabulary, too.)


TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Iustitia omnibus (English: With justice for all).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Rerum Sapientia custos (English: Wisdom is the guardian of all things)

AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troia fuisset? (English: Who would know Hector, if Troy had been happy?). 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: Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum (English: A wise man corrects his own vices by observing the vices of others).

ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Scarabeus aquilam quaerit (English: The beetle is looking for the eagle; from Adagia 3.7.1 - an allusion to the famous fable of the beetle and the eagle).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Aeolus et Maris Monstra, the story of the ruler of the winds, along with the sea monsters Scylla and Charybdis.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Feles, Mus, et Caseus, a fable of unintended consequences (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Pater et Filii Litigantes, the story of a how a father convinced his quarreling sons to cooperate.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fox and The Grapes, the famous story of the "sour" grapes.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 381, Canis ad Convivium Invitatus, through Fable 390, Catus Monachus, including Canis Mordax, the story of a bad dog with a high opinion of itself: Cani, saepius homines mordenti, illigavit dominus nolam, scilicet ut sibi quisque caveret. Canis, ratus virtuti suae tributum hoc decus esse, populares omnes despicit. Accedit tandem ad hunc canem aliquis, iam aetate et auctoritate gravis, monens eum ne erret. “Nam ista nola,” inquit, “data est tibi in dedecus, non in decus.”

Canis Mordax  - Osius