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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:
- Pastor et Catulus Lupi, the story of a shepherd who foolishly decided to raise wolf cub.
- Crines Alieni, the witty remarks of a man who lost his toupee.
- Falco et Milvus, a story about the kite's crisis of confidence.
- Canis et Herus, a funny story about a man and his very muddy dog.
- Adolescentes et Coquus, the story of a cook and some wise-cracking young thieves.
Canis, domum revertēns, tempore hībernō, et madidus et lutulentus, ut dominum videt, gestitque, prōsilitque, gaudiī impotēns, atque renuentem amplectitur pedibus sordidīs. Is igitur, graviter obiurgāns, ait: Inepte! Fuge, fuge cum istīs indoctīs tuīs blanditiīs: forsan putās tē urbānum esse; at mihi bestia inficēta vidēris. Fābula scripta est amīcīs imprūdentibus, quōrum officia saepe nocent, nēdum iuvent.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: Maiores sequor (English: I follow my ancestors - or, if you prefer, I follow those greater than me).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Bonus potentior malo (English: A good man is more powerful than a bad one)
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Pardus maculas non deponit (English: The leopard does not set aside his spots). 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: Minus est quam servus dominus, qui servos timet (English: A master who fears his slaves is less than a slave).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Sub omni lapide scorpius dormit (English: Under every rock sleeps a scorpion; from Adagia 1.4.34).
For today's image, here is an illustration for the story of the two boys and the cook, Adolescentes et Coquus: