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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:
- Ranae et Puteus, the story of two frogs - one reckless and one wise.
- Mons Parturiens, the story of the mountain who gave birth to a mouse.
- Nux Secundum Viam Sata, the story of a long-suffering nut tree.
- Mus et Milvus Irretitus, the story of the mouse who helped a kite - with results very different from the story of the mouse who helped a lion.
- Simia et Vulpes, the story of the monkey's quest to cover up its behind.
- Feles Mas et Mus Senex, the story of a mouse far too wise to be fooled by a cat.
Mūs cōnspicātus milvum laqueō aucupis implicitum misertus est avis, quamvīs sibi inimīcae, abrōsīsque dente vinculīs, ēvolandī viam fēcit. Milvus tantī immemor beneficiī, ubī sē solūtum vīdit, mūrem nīl tāle suspicantem corripiēns unguibus et rōstrō lacerāvit.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: Invidere sperno (English: I refuse to envy - this use of sperno with the infinitive is a nicely poetic usage!).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dux vitae ratio (English: Reason is the guide of life - or, perhaps more realistically, we should say, "let reason be the guide of life!")
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Plus a medico quam a morbo periculi (English: More danger from the doctor than from the disease). 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: Nullus est tam tutus quaestus, quam quod habeas parcere (English: There is no profit so safe as being frugal with what you've got - that is a motto that I myself live by!).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Hinnulus leonem (English: The fawn is provoking the lion - although the Latin is more elegant, not needing a verb; the nominative and accusative nouns are able to express a meaning on their own; from Adagia 1.3.49).
For an image today, here's Barlow's illustration for the fable of the poor monkey who wants to cover its behind, Simia et Vulpes:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.