HODIE: ante diem undecimum decimum Kalendas Februarias.
GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Frischlin's Facetiae selectiores and Bebelius' Facetiae.
MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Abduction of Helen, which is the middle of these three images in the panel; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S DISTICHS & EMBLEMS:
OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Liberalitatis Laus, Quod datur, aeternum durat sequiturque datorem; / Dantem et captantem, munus utrumque iuvat; and Honoris et Divitiarum Comparatio, Donat opes homini Deus, et sibi poscit honorem. / Ergo divitiis anteferendus honor. (These come with vocabulary lists.)
CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Per Tela, Per Ignes, Nec me praerupti montes, nec fulgura terrent, /
Quo minus in summo vertice conspiciar; and Prospiciente Deo, Si faveat caelum, bene surculus arbore crescet: / Si faveat Numen, tu quoque magnus eris. (These also have vocabulary lists.)
ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Lente Sed Attente, Lente equidem tamen attente gradior; mora nulla est; / Si modo sat bene quo vis, cito sat venies.; and Remigio Ventisque Secundis, Navigo remigio felix ventisque secundis, / Sic bene perficiam, quod bene coepit, iter. (These come with vocabulary, too.)
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Optima est veritas (English: Truth is best).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cura facit canos (English: Worry makes grey hairs).
RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Non omnis pugnat, minitans qui fortia clamat (English: Not every man who makes bold threats is going to fight).
VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ecce et naves, cum magnae sint, circumferuntur a modico gubernaculo (James 3:4). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Heroum filii noxae: The children of most renowned and noble personages, be for moste parte destructions to a common welth. Verelye our elders have observed from time to time, that the children of most excellent and wise men have growne much out of kinde from the vertues and prowesse of theyr progenitours.
TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:
ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Daphne et Hyacinthus, the sad story of two of Apollo's lovers.
FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Poma Marcescentia, a hilarious story about a miser who denies himself even the smallest pleasures in life (this one also has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 281, Bos Philosophus, through Fable 290, Iuvenci Duo, including Boves Somniantes, one of my very favorite fables by Abstemius.
AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Two Bald Pates, the story of bald men fighting over... a comb, of course!
MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Citharoedus Imperitus, the sad story of a musician in love with the song of his own voice. 865. Citharoedus Imperitus. Citharoedus quidam, non satis eruditus, in cubiculo ut solebat canens, sua inibi voce resonante, valde se canorum esse putabat. Quapropter animo elatus, theatro iam se committere voluit. Sed ubi in conspectum prodiit, cum pessime cantasset, eum spectatores lapidibus iactis e scena abegerunt.