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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:
- Gallina et Feles, the story of a cat pretending to be the hen's friend.
- Lucerna Superba, the story of the boastful lamp.
- Homo, Mercurius et Formicae, a story to show us that it's all a matter of scale.
- Sus, Capra et Ovis, which tells why the pig squeals on its way to market.
- Rusticus, Draco et Aquila, a story about a grateful eagle.
Nāve quondam ipsīs dēmersā cum vectōribus, spectātor quīdam deōs arguēbat aequōs nōn esse iūdicēs: ūnō sī quidem impiō ratem ingressō, innocentēs plūrimōs ūna cum illō interīrent. Quae dum loquerētur, simul, ut fert cāsus, multārum ad ipsum accessit agmen formīcārum, paleolās properantium rōdere trīticeās. Dē quibus ūna cum momordisset illum, plūrimās pede prōculcāvit. Tum adstāns Mercurius, et hominem virgula feriēns, Deinceps nōn patiēris, inquit, deōs esse vestrum iūdicēs, quālem tē praebēs formīcārum?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 Proverbs: Today's tiny proverb is: Aleam fuge (English: Keep away from the dice - in other words: don't gamble).
3-Word Mottoes Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Labore et scientia (English: With hard work and knowledge).
Latin Animal Proverb: Today's animal proverb is Ulula cum lupis, cum quibus esse cupis (English: Howl with the wolves if you want to be one of them).
Proverbs of Polydorus: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Si quis non vult operari, non manducet (English: If someone does not want to work, let him not eat).
Proper Name Proverb from Erasmus: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Fuimus Troes (English: We were the Trojans... until, that is, Troy was no more; from Adagia 1.9.50).
Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Ἤως ὁρῶσα τὰ νυκτὸς ἔργα γελᾷ (English: Aurora videns noctis opera ridet - which is to say, the results of an all-nighter are bound to be disappointing!).
For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of the cat and the hen, Gallina et Feles:
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