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TODAY'S FABLES: Here are today's fables from the Ictibus Felicibus project. These fables ALL have long marks, plus stress marks for easy reading, and the poems have meter marks, too, along with an easy-to-read prose presentation of the story:
- Miles et Equus, the story of a soldier and his new horse.
- Cucurbita et Pinus, a debate between the pine tree and the gourd vine.
- Corvus et Lupi, the story of the crow who pretended to be a friend to the wolves.
- Lepus et Testudo, an elaborate version of the famous story of the tortoise and the hare.
- Aesopus et Victor, a funny little story about Aesop and a boastful athlete.
Phryx sophus, cum gymnicī certāminis victōrem iactantiōrem fōrte vīdisset, interrogāvit an ēius adversārius plūs valuisset? Ille: "Nē istud dīxeris; vīrēs meae multō māiōrēs fuēre." Inquit: "Stulte! Quod ergō decus meruistī, sī tū, fortior, minus valentem vīcistī? Ferendus essēs, sī fōrte dīcerēs tē superāsse, quī vīribus melior fuisset."TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS: You can get access to ALL the "proverb of the day scripts" (also available as random proverb scripts) at the SchoolhouseWidgets.com website.
Tiny Mottoes: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas superabit (English: Truth will triumph).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Victrix fortunae sapientia (English: Wisdom is the conqueror of luck - in other words, even if you have bad luck, wisdom can still help you to win)
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Regum fortuna casus praecipites rotat (English: Fortune spins the headlong downfalls of the kings). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.
Maxims of Publilius Syrus: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Damnum appellandum est cum mala fama lucrum (English: Profit earned with a damaged reputation should be called loss).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Ars multa vulpi, ast una echino maxima (English: The fox has many a trick, but the hedgehog has just one big trick; from Adagia 1.5.18).
For today's picture, here is an illustration of the fable of the tortoise and the hare, Lepus et Testudo, by Aractingy:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.