Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Round-Up: March 27

Here is a round-up of today's blog posts - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. There are notices also at Twitter - look for Aesopus and AesopusEnglish.

HODIE: ante diem sextum Kalendas Apriles.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Oppian's Halieuticks and Psalteria Rhythmica.

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

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

RHYMING DISTICHS: The two new Rhyming Distichs are Qui nimis alta petit, Qui nimis alta petit, nec magna pericula credit, / In magis ima cadit, seque in discrimina tradit; and Disce, quod ignoras, Disce, quod ignoras, ne perdas tempus et horas: / Res praedifficilis facilis fit cuique volenti.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Coniugis iratae noli, Coniugis iratae noli tu verba timere; / Nam lacrimis struit insidias, cum femina plorat; and Inter convivas fac sis, Inter convivas fac sis sermone modestus, / Ne dicare loquax, cum vis urbanus haberi.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Quae legis causa, Quae legis causa nupsit tibi Laelia, Quinte, / Uxorem potes hanc dicere legitimam; and Tunc triplices nostros, Tunc triplices nostros non vilia dona putabis, / Cum se venturam scribet amica tibi.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are De Lucri Cupiditate , Conditio misera est lucri intoleranda cupido, / Hiberni haec vexat turbinis instar aquas; and Vivendum Tamquam Sit Ultima Dies, Compositis vivas ceu sit lux ultima rebus, / Incautum ne te Parca severa premat.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Ianus Bifrons, Ingenii virtus reminiscendique facultas, / Ista quod a tergo est, illa quod ante, videt; and Deus, Immensus Deus est, quia scilicet omnia mensus; / Innumerabilis est, unus enim Deus est.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Violenta Nocent, Ut favus exitio est urso, sic saepe malorum / Auctorem illaqueant visque dolusque suum; and Ingentia Marmora Findit, Quamvis dura, tamen caprificus marmora findit; / Contemnas hostem: si sapis, ipse cave.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Deterius Formido, Carcere clausa meo, formido vulturis ungues; / Duplex poena premit me, satis una foret; and Adversis Clarius Ardet, Inconcussa manens, adversis clarius ardet, / Et duplicat vires ignibus Aetna novis. Here is Rollenhagen's marvelous emblem for the Aetna distich:


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Domi manendum (English: It's better to stay home).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Honesta quam splendida (English: Honorable things, rather than flashy).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Laesa saepius repugnat ovis (English: Wounded once too often, the sheep fights back).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Funiculus triplex non facile rumpitur (English: A triple rope is not easily broken).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ad Cynosarges (English: To the Cynosarges; from Adagia 3.1.70 - the Cynosarges was a public space just outside of Athens which was notorious for being a home to Cynic philosophers, bastards and other social outcasts - so being told to go to the Cynosarges was no compliment).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀεὶ γὰρ εὖ πίπτουσιν οἱ Διὸς κύβοι (English: Always the dice of Zeus fall luckily).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Mars et Vestalis Virgo, the story of the god Mars and his mortal lover, Rhea Silvia.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Venator Meticulosus, the story of the timid hunter who was foolishly hunting lion (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mus et Montes, the story, made famous by Horace, of the mountain that gave birth to a mouse.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Lizard, the story of a lizard undone by his own ambition.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 641, Coclea et Iuppiter, through Fable 650, Formica Transformata, the wonderful story of how the ant was once a man: Quae nunc formica est, dicitur homo fuisse agricola, assuetus furari et clam surripere vicinorum messes et sata. Unde indignati, Dii eum in hanc bestiolae naturam transformarint, quae, inveteratae consuetudinis haud oblita, formam hominis, non mores suos, exuerit. Ut antea, huc et illuc per campos excurrit, furtim grana suffuratura vicinorum. Adeo Naturam et mores suos dediscere difficile est.

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