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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:
- Asinus et Hircus Equitans, the story of a goat who thought he could ride on a donkey.
- Mulier et Gallina, the story of a woman who ruined her hen by overfeeding.
- Canis et Ovis, the story of the dog who made false charges against the sheep.
- Serpens, Vir et Simius Iudex, the fabulous story of a monkey who outsmarted a snake and saved a man.
- Pavo Deplumatus, the sad story of the peacock who gave away his feathers.
Serpēns ingentī oppressus saxō, rogāvit virum illac iter habentem, ut ā sē onus āmōlīrētur, pollicitus ingentem sē illī thesaurum, sī hoc faceret, datūrum. Quod cum vir mītis fēcisset, nōn modo prōmissa nōn solvēbat, sed hominem morte dignum esse dīcēbat. Dum ita contenderent, accīdit, ut sīmius illac trānsīret, quī iūdex et arbiter ēlectus, nōn possum, inquit, inter vōs tantās compōnere lītēs, nisi vīderō prius quō pactō serpēns sub saxō stābat. Cum ergō vir serpentī saxum imposuisset, inquit sīmius, ingrātum animal sub saxō relinquendum cēnseō.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: Clariora sequor (English: I follow more splendid things).
3-Word Proverbs Verb-less: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Calamitas nulla sola (English: No disaster comes singly)
Audio Latin Proverb: Today's audio Latin proverb is Longa est vita si plena est (English: Life is long, if it is full). 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: Mori est felicis, antequam mortem invoces (English: You're lucky if you die before you beg for death).
Animal Proverb from Erasmus: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Primum abigendas apes, deinde ac mel subtrahendum (English: You've got to drive the bees away before you can carry off the honey; from Adagia 4.9.7).
Today's image is an illustration for the fable of the dog who took the sheep to court, Canis et Ovis:
Aesop's Fables in Latin now available at Amazon.com.