Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Round-Up: April 25

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 Kalendas Maias.

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are de Portugal's Epigrammata and Brixianus's Epigrammata.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Achilles Receiving Weapons from Thetis; 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 Si vis laudari, Si vis laudari, si vis carusque vocari, / Discas adulari: nam tales sunt modo cari; and Esse bonum dico, Esse bonum dico, quod donas laetus animo; / Quod tristis donum, hoc nequit esse bonum.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Discere ne cessa, Discere ne cessa; cura sapientia crescit, / Rara datur longo prudentia temporis usu; and Tranquillis rebus semper, Tranquillis rebus semper diversa timeto, / Rursus in adversis melius sperare memento.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Pica, Pica loquax certa dominum te voce saluto: / Si me non videas, esse negabis avem; and Esset, Castrice, Esset, Castrice, cum mali coloris, / versus scribere coepit Oppianus.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Nec Cito, Nec Temere, Iudicium praeceps insani iudicis index; / Omnia sunt longis discutienda moris; and Scire Mori est Honos Mortis, Mortis honos est scire mori: vitaeque beatae, / Exitus est testis, qui sine labe fuit.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Mathusalem Mortuus Est, Non vixisse diu vita est, at vivere vita est. / Quid iuvat ergo diu vivere, deinde mori? and In Avarum, Non vis ut modico maior pede calceus extet, / Cur tibi quaeris opum plus, tibi quam sit opus?

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Tractant Fabrilia Fabri, Carmen opus nostrum est, tractant fabrilia fabri; / Quisque suum solita tempus in arte locat; and Noli Altum Sapere, Noli altum sapere, et plus quam mortalia fas est / Pectora; nam sapere, non nimium sapere est.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Fidem Servabo Genusque, Non necat accipiter, tenuit quem nocte volucrem; / Sic servare solet mens generosa fidem; and Fragrat Adustum, Thura inodora manent, nisi sole vel igne calescant: / Sic bene quo fragret, cor prece adure pia.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Lege, sapere aude (English: Read; dare to be wise).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Adeunt etiam optima (English: The best things are yet to be).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Si tibi do mannos, numeres ne dentibus annos (English: If I give you some ponies, don't look at their teeth to guess their age).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Stultorum infinitus est numerus (Ecc. 1:15). 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 Conybeare: Talpa caecior: Blynder then a mole: A proverbe applied to them that lacke judgement yn thinges that are playne.


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Duo Viatores et Caupo Insidiosus, a wonderful supernatural crime story from the ancient world.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey who pretended to be a lion (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 781, Mercurius et Lignator, through Fable 790, Minerva et Naufragus, including Mercurius, Homo, et Formica , a marvelous story of human and divine justice.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is Hercules and The Waggoner, a story about how the gods help those that help themselves.

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Carduelis et Puer, the story of a bird and its cage: Carduelis avis, interrogata a puero, a quo in deliciis habita et suavibus et largis cibis nutrita fuerat, cur cavea egressa regredi nollet. “Ut meo,” inquit, “me arbitratu, non tuo, pascere possim.”