HODIE: ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Martias. 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:
- Culex et Apis, the story of how the starving gnat begged a bee for food.
- Mures et Feles, the hilarious story of mice and their generals.
- Cornix et Columba, in which the pigeon is sad to be giving birth to her chicks in captivity.
- Terraneola et Vulpes, the story of the fox and the "ground-bird."
- Vipera et Lima, the story of the snake who foolishly tried to bite a file.
Mūribus bellum erat adversus fēlēs. Perpetuō autem victī mūrēs in eam ībant sententiam, sē ā fēlibus ideo superātōs esse, quod nullīus regerentur imperiō. Commūnī itaque cōnsēnsū ducēs sibi dēlēgērunt; quī, ut cōnspectiōrēs fierent cēterīs, cornua sibi adaptārunt. Nōn multō autem post pugna commissa est. Murēs iterum victī cessēre, et fugā dīlapsī facile in latēbrās sē recēpērunt. At ducibus obstitit cornuum magnitūdo: captī itaque miserē dīlacerantur.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 Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Labore vinces (English: With labor, you will triumph ... but if you aren't willing to work hard: watch out!).
3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Fortiter, fideliter, feliciter (English: Bravely, faithfully, and happily ... although the English doesn't sound half as good as the Latin).
Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Sumere vult pisces cattus sed flumen abhorret (English: The cat wants to take the fish, but he shudders at the river).
Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Doctrina sua noscitur vir (English: A man is known by his learning).
Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Apertae Musarum ianuae (English: The doors of the Muses are open; from Adagia 2.7.41 - in other words, any may try to excel in the arts of the Muses).
Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Γλῶσσα βλάσφημος διανοίας κακῆς ἔλεγχος (English: A hurtful tongue is the sign of a wicked mind).
For today's image, here is an illustration for the sad story of the crow and the pigeon, Cornix et Columba:
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