HODIE: ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Februarias.
GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Schreger's Studiosus jovialis and Noel's Poggii Florentini Facetiarum.
MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Tityus; 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 Dies Solis, Qua prima emicuit lux, nondum sole creato, / Unde fit, ut solis dicta sit illa dies? and ΕΙΝΑΙ ΚΑΙ ΕΧΕΙΝ, “Esse et habere bonum est,” dixit quis nescio Graius. / Addidit Almannus nescio quis, “bibere.” (These come with vocabulary lists.)
CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Virtus Hinc Maior, Iridis Aspalathus vi suavior, ipsaque virtus / Gratior est superum quam pia cura fovet.; and Tutos Coniunctio Praestat, Nos tamen haec glomerata simul coniunctio servat, / Quos facile sparsos perderet una dies. (These also have vocabulary lists.)
ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Quo Me Vertam Nescio, Nescio quo vertam mentem; vocat ardua Virtus / Huc, illuc Venus et splendida luxuries; and Dum Nutrio Consumor, Consumor miserum, flammas dum nutrio, lignum, / Officium in damno est: nil bene facta iuvant. (These come with vocabulary, too.)
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:
TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Sine timore (English: Without fear).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Virtus fortunae victrix (English: Excellence is the winner over luck)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Nummis potior amicus in periculis (English: A friend is preferable to cash in times of trouble). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Mutare quod non possis, ut natum est, feras (English: What you cannot change, you must endure as it happens).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Aquila non captat muscas (English: An eagle doesn't catch flies; from Adagia 3.2.65).
TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:
ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Apollo, Neptunus et Laomedon, the story of the walls of Troy.
FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursa et Vulpes, a great little story in which the fox rebukes the she-bear's hypocrisy (this one also has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 291, Taurus et Vitulus, through Fable 300, Oves et Lupi, including Ovis et Canis Calumniosus, the story of the dog who convicted the sheep in court on trumped-up charges.
AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is http://englishaesop.blogspot.com/2011/11/boothby-wolf-and-shepherds-boy.html, the famous story of the boy who cried "Wolf!"
MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Grus et Lupus, a story about how foolish it is to try to do a favor for someone with no sense of gratitude. Grus et Lupus. In faucibus lupi os inhaeserat. Mercede igitur conducit gruem, qui illud extrahat. Hoc grus longitudine colli facile effecit. Cum autem mercedem postularet, subridens lupus et dentibus infrendens, “Num tibi,” inquit, “parva merces videtur, quod caput incolume ex lupi faucibus extraxisti?”