Friday, April 13, 2012

Round-Up: April 13

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: Idus Apriles, the Ides of April!

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Rosselet's Epigrammata and Sociacus's Epigrammata .

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Slain Patroclus; 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 En ego Fortuna, En ego Fortuna; si starem sorte sub una / Et non mutarer, numquam Fortuna vocarer; and Non reddas pravis, Non reddas pravis malefacta, sed esto suavis; / Sic facies mentem mundo Dominoque placentem.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Cum sis ipse nocens, Cum sis ipse nocens, moritur cur victima pro te? / Stultitia est morte alterius sperare salutem; and Auxilium a notis, Auxilium a notis petito, si forte labores; / Nec quisquam melior medicus quam fidus amicus.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Unguentum, Unguentum heredi numquam nec vina relinquas; / Ille habeat nummos, haec tibi tota dato; and Candelabrum ligneum, Esse vides lignum; servas nisi lumina, fiet / De candelabro magna lucerna tibi.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Post Gaudium Vitae, Quid laetare, miser? Nescis post gaudia vitae / Perpetuos luctus mortis adesse tibi? and Aliena Fertiliora Videntur, Quisque suam deflet sortem, vicinaque semper / Apparet falso laetior esse seges.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Tibi Soli Peccavi, Subditus in legem peccat, regemque, Deumque. / Rex peccat soli (rex quia nempe) Deo; and In Theologastrum Sophistam, Quid tibi neglecta virtute scientia prodest? / Desine iam verum quaerere, quaere bonum.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Undique Tutus, Gallus, amans lauri, vigili solem ore salutat: / Sic a caelesti mens pia pendet ope; and Ne Improviso, Excubias vigilanter agas, tibi ne irruat hostis: / Ceu vigil exemplo te monet ordo gruum..

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Si Recte Facies, Si recte facies, te certa corona manebit / Danda bonis, tandem danda corona piis; and Superat Sollertia Vires, Nautarum vires sollertia cauta sciuri / Vincit, et in ligni cortice nare docet. I love this emblem of the squirrel - I have hardly any fables or proverbs about squirrels, which makes it even more delightful!


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Gaudet tentamine virtus (English: Excellence rejoices in effort).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Audi alteram partem (English: Hear the other side).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Omnis in hoc mundo, fragilis stat sicut arundo (English: Every person in this word is as frail as a reed).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Patres vestri ubi sunt? (Zech. 1:5) 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: Sub omni lapide scorpius dormit: Under every stone sleepeth a Scorpion. This Proverbe admonisheth us, that wee speake not rashely and unadvisedlie amonges captiouse and calumnious persons. For what so ever wee touch, it is to be feared that they will bite it. Now certaine it is, that the Scorpions be wonte in diverse countreyes beyond the sea, to lye lurkinge under stones, whiche stones, so sone as a man uniware, take up, forthwith he receyveth a wounde of the Scorpion.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Lucretia, the sad story of Lucretia's rape and subsequent suicide.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 721, Arbor Pusilla, through Fable 730, Rubus et Arbores, including Ligna Regem Eligentes, the famous fable from the Biblical Book of Judges.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Two Frogs, the story of two frogs looking for a home, one wise and one foolish.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Crocodilus et Canis, the wonderful story of the thirsty dog and the crocodile (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cornix et Urna, another story about a thirsty animal who is also very wise: Sitibunda cornix reperit urnam aqua plenam, sed erat urna profundior quam ut exhauri a cornice possit. Conatur igitur vano molimine aquam effundere, sed non valet. Lectos igitur ex arena lapillulos iniectat. Hoc modo aqua levatur et cornix bibit. Necessitas est ingenii mater.

Corvus et Urna