Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Round-Up: May 1

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: Kalendae Maiae, the Kalends of May!

GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Marullus' Epigrammata et Hymni and Möller's Ana- et epigrammata .

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Echo and Narcissus; 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 Pinta trahit pintam, Pinta trahit pintam, trahit altera pintula pintam; / et sic per pintas nascitur ebrietas; and Non hominis mores, Non hominis mores cito noscimus interiores; / Hinc laudis flores cito non tribuat vel honores.

CATO'S DISTICHS: The two new Cato Distichs are Quod potes id tempta, Quod potes id tempta; nam litus carpere remis / Utilius multo est quam velum tendere in altum; and Dum fortuna tibi est, Dum fortuna tibi est rerum discrimine prava, / Alterius specta cui sit discrimine peior.

MARTIAL'S DISTICHS: The two new Martial Distichs are Notarius, Currant verba licet, manus est velocior illis: / Nondum lingua suum, dextra peregit opus; and Argenti libram mittebas, Argenti libram mittebas; facta selibra est, / Sed piperis: tanti non emo, Sexte, piper.

VERINUS DISTICHS: The two new distichs by Verinus are Qui Vult Esse Altus, Sit Humilis, Esto humilis, quisquis fieri cupis incola caeli; / Fastus Tartareis excruciatur aquis; and Fictilibus Tutius, Fictilibus cenare pudet gemmasque requiris: / Ah, nescis, demens, quanta pericla manent.

OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Sacrificium Mundum, Hic mundus, templum domini; crux, ara; sacerdos, / Et mactanda deo victima, Christus homo; and Cygnus, Cum me fata vocant, ad amoeni fluminis oram / Me moriens maesto carmine solor olor.

ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Pedetentim, Per glaciem cautus pedetentim transeo, lente / Qui properat, tarde qui sapit, ille sapit; and Pro Lege Et Pro Grege, Dux, vitam, bonus, et pro lege, et pro grege ponit, / Haec veluti pullos sanguine spargit avis.

CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Stertentes Opprimit Hostis, Ut capiat pisces, piscator nocte laborat; / Ut seipsum servet, surgere nemo paret? and Grato Servisse Patrono, Gratus equo ut fuerit, magnus docet ille Macedo: / Ornat honore novo, condidit huic tumulum. You can see the tomb of Alexander's horse, Bucephalus, in the emblem:


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Non nobis nascimur (English: We are not born for ourselves alone).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Omnia potest pecunia (English: Money can do all things).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Plus quam divitias scire valere scias (English: You should know that knowledge is worth more than wealth).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Qui seminat iniquitatem, metet mala (Proverbs 22:8). 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: Omnia idem pulvis: Al is one self dust or asshes. From earth wee came, and to earth wee shall. Yea the scripture saith that asshes wee be, and to asshes we shall reverte. Nowe amongest asshes or dust I pray you, what greate difference is ther? How will ye discerne the asshes of a Kinge, or an Emperour, of a Duke, of a great Bishop, from the asshes of a cobler, yea of a begger..


ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Teanum Sidicinum, a story about an imperious Roman matron.

FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Cervus et Hinnulus Eius, the story of the cowardly stag and its fawn (this fable has a vocabulary list).

MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Gladius in Via Iacens, a story about a sword and its victims.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Crow and The Pitcher, the famous story of how the crow took a drink.

MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 811, Nanus et Villanus, through Fable 820, Rusticus, Canis, et Iurisconsultus, including Mors et Cupido, the story of what happened when Death and Cupid switched their weapons: Mutabant pharetras Mors et Cupido. Mortis sagittae senile pectus penetrant et caeco amoris igni carpuntur venae. Cupidinis tela, morbis solummodo et frigore armata, gloriabantur illa corda quae iuvenili igni calefacere debebant. Cum hoc Cupidini innotescebat, Mortis telis Morti remissis, Cupido suam reposcebat pharetram, quam illi Mors remisit. Sed quamvis ambae suis iam potiuntur spiculis, delirus tamen Error remanet; saepius etenim fit ut quaedam Cupidinis sagitta nivibus et glacie, et aliae sagittae Mortis ignibus et flammis sunt armatae.

Cupido et Mors