HODIE: ante diem sextum decimum Kalendas Iunias. 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:
- Avis et Hirundo, the story of a bird who sat on some snake eggs.
- Bos et Asinus, the story of a donkey yoked together with an indignant ox.
- Homo et Cyclops, a strange little fable about a Cyclops and his golden treasure.
- Homo, Equus, Bos et Canis, a wonderful story about how the different animals donated years to the life of man.
- Mus in Olla, the story of a mouse who fell into a soup pot.
Bovī, quem possidēbat ūnicum, adiunctā asinā, homo quīdam arābat ; paupercule quidem, sed fuit necessitas. Cum autem, opere perfectō, bestiās homo esset iugō solūtūrus, et ita iterrogāret bovem asina, Quis senī revehet īnstrūmenta? Ille ipse quī solet, bōs rēspondit asinae.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 Non eget integer (English: The man with integrity has no wants).
3-Word Proverbs: Today's 3-word proverb is Sol omnia aperit (English: The sun reveals all things).
Rhyming Proverbs: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Nunc est dicendum, nunc cum ratione silendum (English: Sometimes you need to speak, and sometimes you need to wisely keep silent).
Vulgate Verse: Today's verse is Vidi sub sole nec sapientium panem nec doctorum divitias (Ecc. 9:11). 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: Malum bene conditum ne movetis: Move not an evil that is wel layed. An incommoditie well couched, is not to be sturred.
Today's Poem: Today's poem is from Cato's Distichs, with a word list at NoDictionaries.com:
Quid deus intendat, noli perquirere sorte:English: "Do not seek by divination to find out what God has in mind; he weighs what to do with you without you." I've tried to capture the lovely word play of de te || sine te in the English, too!
Quid statuat de te, sine te deliberat ille.
For an image today, I thought I would share one of the slides from my latest proverb slideshow with Proverbs about Labor in Latin - click here to see the whole slideshow.