HODIE: antediem septimum Idus Ianuarias. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.
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:
- Camelus et Pulex, Nequam's story of the flea who caught a ride on a camel.
- Ovis, Canis et Lupus, Phaedrus's version of the story of the sheep falsely accused by a conniving canine.
- Canes Urbani et Canis Villaticus, Abstemius's account of a fight between the city dogs and a country cousin.
- Ianus: Prudentes, Alciato's moral emblem about the Roman god Janus.
- Canis qui Praedam omisit, the story of a dog who lost his supper by greedily grasping at a reflection.
Nēmō est quīn sē fallat. Umbrās enim rērum tot stultōs captāre videās, ut illōs vix numerāre possīs. Utinam legant quod dē cane nārrat Aesōpus! Canis igitur, quī in aquā praedae suae imāginem vīderat, ut hanc peteret, illam omīsit. Itaque rīvus multum turbātur, dum ille ad rīpam vix tandem ēnititur, āmissā et carne et imāgine.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.
3-Word Mottoes: Today's 3-word motto is Omnia fert aetas (English: Time bears away all things - a motto adapted from Vergil).
3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Repellit ver hiemem (English: Spring drives out the winter… although we have some months yet to wait!).
Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Stat scelus occultum, sed non remanebit inultum (English: A crime can be hidden, but it will not remain unavenged).
Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Ego vox clamantis in deserto (John 1:23). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.
Elizabethan Proverb Commentary: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Tota erras via: Thou art very foule deceaved or thou arte cleane out of the waye.
Today's Poem: Today's poem is from the rhyming couplets collected by Wegeler, with a word list at NoDictionaries.com:
Absint offensae, cum fit celebratio mensae:English: "Let all ill-will be absent when there is a gathering at the dinner-table; instead, let food and drink be consumed in joy!" It's good advice - because we all know that unkind words can ruin any supper!
Sed cum laetitia sumatur potus et esca.
Today's image is an illustration for the emblem of Ianus (see above) in honor of the month of January and the beginning of the New Year:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.