HODIE: ante diem quintum Idus Maias. 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:
- Asinus et Equus de Hordeo, the story of a horse who won't even share a bit of barley with the donkey.
- Oves, Porcus et Dominus, a very witty fable about the different relationship the farner has to his pigs and to his sheep.
- Puer et Agricolae, the boy "who cried wolf" in iambic verse.
- Canis et Lepores Duo, the story of a dog who tried to chase two rabbits at once.
- Vulpes in Puteo et Lupus, a great fable about the fox in the well and the wolf who just wants to chat.
Porcus crīminātus ab ovibus, quod dominō ā quō tantā pascēbātur dīligentiā, nullam referret grātiam, cum ipsae lac, lānam, agnōsque illī praeberent. Mortuus, inquit, referam: nōn ab rē mē nūtrit. Fābula indicat, quod nemō absque spē praemiī labōrem subit.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: Auxilio divino (English: With divine assistance).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Sic semper tyrannis (English: Thus always to tyrants- the motto of the state of Virginia)
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Et canis in somnis vestigia latrat (English: A dog also barks at the trail when dreaming). 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: Solet sequi laus, cum viam fecit labor (English: Praise usually follows when hard work has paved the way).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Echino asperior (English: More prickly than a hedgehog; from Adagia 2.4.81).
For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of the boy who cried wolf, Puer et Agricolae:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.