Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Round-Up: February 7

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: ante diem septimum Idus Februarias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Cooper's Argosy of Fables and Brown's Latin Songs.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Leda and the Swan; 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 9, Disce puer, dum tempus adest aevo iuvenili, / Ut quo recrees habeas aetate senili; and from Group 10, Vir bene vestitus, pro vestibus esse peritus / Creditur a mille, quamvis idiota sit ille.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Unio, Unio divina est; divisio Daemone nata: / Unus enim Deus est, daemones innumeri; and Tempus, Veritas, Odium, Mater Aletheia est odii, sed filia longi / Temporis. Est odium temporis ergo nepos. (These come with vocabulary lists.)

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Instanti Victoria, Aspicis ut torquet volucris Saturnia cervum, / Nempe docet vigili cuncta labore dari; and Iram Prudentia Vincit, Si licet obiecto sagulo tractare leonem, / Quid tandem est, iram nolle domare suam? (These also have vocabulary lists.)

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Dum Clavum Rectum Teneam, Dum clavum rectum teneam navimque gubernem, / Uni committam cetera cuncta Deo; and Nil Penna, Sed Usus, En struthum nil penna iuvat, quod nesciat uti: / Non penna est scribas quae facit, usus erit. (These come with vocabulary, too.) This emblem with the ostrich is one of my favorites that I have found so far in Rollenhagen!


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Deus dabit vela (English: God will give us sails).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Antiqua sunt optima (English: The old things are best).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Tu praesens cura; Domino committe futura (English: Take care of the present; entrust the future to God).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ubi est thesaurus tuus, ibi est et cor tuum (Matt. 6:21). 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: Ne quaere mollia, ne tibi contingant dura: Seke not softe thinges lest hard thinges happen unto the. It is commonly sene, that they which unmeasurablie seke pleasures, do fall, ere they be ware, into bitter and harde grevaunces.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Parcae et Iudices, the three fates, along with the judges in the land of the dead.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pavo Deplumatus, the sad story of the generous peacock (this one also has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 401, Vespertilio et Mustelae Duae, through Fable 410, Aquila et Vulpes, including Struthiocamelus et Gallina, a story about a foolish ostrich who wanted to fly.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Fox and the Tragic Mask, the famous story of the fox and a "pretty face."

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Musca et Quadrigae, the story of the boastful fly: Quadrigae in stadio currebant, quibus musca insidebat. Maximo autem pulvere, tum equorum pedum pulsu, tum rotarum volutatione, exorto, dicebat musca, “Quam magnam vim pulveris excitavi!”

Musca et Quadrigae