Friday, March 9, 2012

Round-Up: March 9

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 septimum Idus Martias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are the plays of Aeschylus in Latin and Greek: Prometheus Vinctus, Septem Contra Thebas, Persae, & Supplices and Agamemnon, Choephoroe & Eumenides.

MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Medea and her children; 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 Christe, mihi da te, Christe, mihi da te, ne quando segreger a te; / Corporis ac animae sit tibi cura meae; and Cum sim mendicus, Cum sim mendicus, cognosco quis sit amicus; / Me quis amet video, deficiente meo.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Somnia ne cures, Somnia ne cures; nam mens humana, quod optat, / Dum vigilans sperat, per somnum cernit id ipsum; and Sit tibi praecipue, Sit tibi praecipue, quod primum est, cura salutis; / Tempora nec culpes, cum sis tibi causa doloris.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Thais habet nigros, Thais habet nigros, niveos Laecania dentes. / Quae ratio est? Emptos haec habet, illa suos; and Accipiter, Praedo fuit volucrum: famulus nunc aucupis idem / Decipit et captas non sibi maeret aves.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Fortitudo, Scit sapiens, vult cuique suum ius reddere iustus; / Qui facere hoc audet, fortis habendus erit; and Parum, Nihil, Nimis, Satis, Pauper in orbe parum, mendicus nil habet usquam. / Dives habet nimium, quis, nisi nemo, satis?

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Diversum Confusa Genus (the emblem shows a giraffe!), Cernis ut inconcinnam habet haec fera longa figuram: / Quicquid agunt stulti, nil habet harmoniae; and Ventis Immota Superbit, Ventorum adversis solidatur flatibus arbor: / A cruce et a precibus mens pia robur habet.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Regni Corona Rex, Qui scit honore bonos cumulare et plectere sontes, / Rex erit is regni, vera corona, sui; and Studio et Vigilantia, Qui vigili studio sapientum scripta volutat, / Hic dici doctus cur mereatur habet. So, stay up and study late into the wee hours like a night-owl of wisdom:


TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Beati mites (English: Blessed are the meek).

3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Patientia et spe (English: By means of patience and hope).

ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Cum lupis ulula (English: Howl with the wolves).

POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Iniquum petendum ut aequum feras (English: Seek more than what is right so that you may carry off the right amount).

PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Panidis suffragium (English: The judgment of Panides; from Adagia 3.1.32 - in the fabled contest between Homer and Hesiod, Panides was the foolish judge who would have awarded the victory to Hesiod).

GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Θυμοῦ λόγος ἰατρός (English: Speech is a doctor for anger).


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Romulus Silvius et Fulmen, this is the boastful Romulus who claimed to be greater than Jupiter... big mistake!

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Graculus et Avarus, a delightful story about a thieving jackdaw and a human miser (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 551, Psittacus et Dives, through Fable 560, Gallus, Canis, et Vulpes, including Gallus et Feles Lecticarii, the story of a foolish rooster who employed cats as his litter-bearers.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Bear and The Bees, a story about a bear and the high price of honey.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Amici Eius, the sad story of a deer and his friends... his hungry friends! Cervus, morbo correptus, in loco campestri procubuerat. Ferae autem, quae illum visitatum venerant, pabula quae strata fuerant cervo, devorarunt. Ut vero postea paululum convaluit cervus, inopia oppressus, vitam cum pabulo perdidit.

Cervus et Amici Eius