HODIE: ante diem quartum Nonas Februarias. You can add a Roman calendar as a widget in your blog or webpage, or display it as a Google Calendar: here's how.
TODAY'S 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:
- Carduelis et Puer, the story of a bird in a cage.
- Vir et Feminae Eius, the story of the man who had two lady lovers, one young and one old.
- Corvus et Scorpion, the story of a crow and his unfortunate catch.
- Sutor et Argentarius, a long but really funny story about a rich man and a poor man and the lessons they learned from each other.
- Haedus et Lupus, the story of a goat kid left home alone, with a wolf at the door!
Carduēlis avis interrogāta ā puerō, ā quō in dēliciīs habita, et suāvibus et largīs cibīs nūtrīta fuerat, cūr caveā ēgressa ingredī nollet: "Ut meō (inquit) mē arbītrātū, nōn tuō, pascere possim." Haec fābula indicat vītae lībertātem cunctīs dēliciīs antepōnendam.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: Ut prosim (English: That I may be of use - a very nice subjunctive motto!).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Cupiditati nihil satis (English: Nothing is enough to satisfy desire)
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Hectora quis nosset, si felix Troia fuisset? (English: Who would know Hector, if Troy had been happy?). 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: Ex vitio alterius sapiens emendat suum (English: A wise man corrects his own vices by observing the vices of others).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Gallus in suo sterquilinio plurimum potest (English: The rooster can do much as he pleases on his own dungheap - something like "a man's home is his castle"... but decidedly more mocking; from Adagia 4.4.25).
For an image today, here is an illustration for the story of the man plucked bald by his two mistresses, Vir et Feminae Eius:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.