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VOCABULARY: Today's word is hic (as in hic-haec-hoc - read a brief essay about the word at my new Verbosum blog (and find out where that final "c" comes from). Plus, I did today's vocabulary challenge, with these words: mereo - fides - vel - remaneo - unus. Try to put those words into a sentence yourself... and then see what I came up with, and leave a comment with your creation!
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:
- Serpens et Membra Eius, the story of the snake whose tail wanted to rule the rest of the snake.
- Viatores et Corvus, a debate about whether a one-eyed crow is qualified to give omens.
- Asinus et Emptor, the story of a man who wanted to find out if a donkey was worth buying or not.
- Naufragus et Minerva, a story about how "gods helps them that help themselves."
- Leo et Delphinus, A fable about the misbegotten friendship between a lion and a dolphin.
Dīves quīdam Atheniēnsis ōlim cum aliīs nonnullīs nāvigābat. Tempestāte autem ingentī exortā, submersāque navī, reliquī omnēs sē natātū servārunt; sed Atheniēnsis subinde Minervam invocāns, sescenta eī prōmittēbat, sī ex undīs ēriperētur, cum adnatāns ex naufragīs ūnus, Cum Minervā, inquit, tū quoque manūs movē.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: Conanti dabitur (English: To the one who strives, it will be given - something you can say with just two words in Latin).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Libri muti magistri (English: Books are silent teachers)
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nemo ex amoris vulnere sanus abit (English: No one walks away unscathed from the wound of love). 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: Velox consilium sequitur paenitentia (English: A hasty plan results in regret).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Habet et musca splenem (English: Even the fly has its spleen - small as it may be; from Adagia 3.5.7).
For an image today, here is a beautiful sculpture of Athena, as found now in the Acropolis Museum - it's an illustration for the story of the shipwrecked man, Naufragus et Minerva: