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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:
- Asellus et Equus, the story of the horse who refused to help his fellow creature.
- Vulpes at Foramen, the story of how the fox's prayers changed based on her circumstances.
- Vipera et Lima, the story of an overly ambitious snake.
- Lupus, Vulpes et Asinus Confitentes, the story of the long-suffering and honest donkey.
- Cochlea Domigera, the story of how the snail came to carry her house on her back.
Semel Lupus audīvit animālium confessiōnem, et cum multa ex eīs fuissent sibi magna peccāta confessa, tandem Vulpes dīxit, quod multās gallīnās rapuit et comēdit nōn benedīcendō, et sīc dē aliīs. Postrēmo vēnit Asinus, quī confessus est et dīxit: Egō subtraxī ūnam parvam garbam faenī, quod ceciderat cuīdam dē currū, et hoc fēcī propter famem, quam patiēbar. Dīxit Lupus ad Vulpem: Tū nōn peccāstī, quia est tibi innātum et nātūrāle, ut rapiās gallīnās; sed maledictus sit Asinus, quī aliēnum subtraxit! Et sīc mandāvit Asinum percutere et sententiāvit eum fore suspendiō dignum; sed Vulpem dīmīsit illaesam.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: Paulatim (English: Little by little - one of my own personal mottoes, as you can see from my approach to work here in this blog, where everything happens bit by bit!).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Eventus stultorum magister (English: The outcome is the teacher of fools - what we might call "the school of hard knocks" in English)
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Paulum lucri, quantum damni (English: So little profit, so much loss). 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: Omnis voluptas, quemcumque arrisit, nocetl (English: Every pleasure, whenever it smiles at someone, is doing them harm).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Canis festinans caecos parit catulos (English: The dog, giving birth in a hurry, has blind puppies - in other words: take your time, don't rush; the saying is from Adagia 2.2.35).
For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of the wicked horse and his companion, the donkey, Asellus et Equus: