HODIE: ante diem decimum Kalendas Maias. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.
MORE 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:
- Gallina Auripara, the famous story of the chicken who laid golden eggs.
- Testudo et Aquila, the story of a foolish turtle who wanted to fly.
- Femina, Maritus et Mors, the story of a woman who volunteered to die in place of her husbad.
- Vespa et Aranea, the story of the wasp who was lured into the spider's web.
- Lepores et Ranae, the story of the timid rabbits and the even more timid frogs.
Fēmina, Marītum vidēns morbō ācerrimō gravātum, ut quī iam ferē succumberet, lamentābātur; ait: Mors dūra, barbara! An Coniugem meum mihi ēripere poteris? Dēsiste, ah! Vel sī tibi victimam mactārī dēnique oportet, ēn, victima adest; venī. Excitāta hīs questibus, Mors advenit: at mulier trepida ait: Tē huc advocāvī nōn ut mē tolleret; victimam cape, ēn iacet.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 Disce ferenda pati (English: Learn to endure what must be borne).
3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Pecunia impetrat omnia (English: Money accomplishes all things).
Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Praesens malo datum quam promissum geminatum (English: I prefer a gift here and now as opposed to a two-fold promise - kind of like "a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush").
Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Aquae furtivae dulciores sunt, et panis absconditus suavior (Proverbs 9:17). 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 Taverner: Viri infortunati procul amici: The friendes of an infortunate person be farre of. Whan Fortune ones beginneth to fayle thee, anone thy friendes are gone.
Today's Poem: Today's poem is from the rhyming sayings collected by Wegeler, with a word list at NoDictionaries.com:
Qui plus expendit, quam rerum summa rependit,English: "If someone spends more than the sum total of his assets, it wouldn't come as a surprise if he should be weighed down by poverty." There's some medieval advice about not abusing your credit card!
Non admiretur, si paupertate gravetur.
Today's image is an illustration for the fable of the golden eggs, Gallina Auripara:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.