HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Augustas (yes, the countdown to the Kalends of August has begun, which is when I have to go back to work!)
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Perseus on Pegasus; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Vivat veritas (English: Long live truth).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Silentium stultorum virtus (English: Silence is the virtue of fools)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ex bellis bella seruntur (English: From wars wars are sown). 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: Furor fit laesa saepius patientia (English: Patience wounded once too often becomes rage).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Semper graculus adsidet graculo (English: One jackdaw always sits next to another - i.e. "birds of a feather flock together" as we would say in English; from Adagia 1.2.23).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Mors Non Timenda. Click here for a full-sized view; the poem has a vocabulary list and an English translation, too.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursa et Vulpes, a story in which the fox exposes the bear's hypocrisy (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vultur Convivium Faciens, the story of the vulture's deadly birthday party.
GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἀφροδίτηι ὗν τέθυκεν. Veneri suem mactavit. He's sacrificed a pig to Aphrodite (a very foolish thing to do, since Aphrodite loathes pig, especially since a wild boar killed her beloved Adonis).
Myth and Folklore Books. I'm accumulating some book recommendations for the classes I teach and wanted to share them here. Today's book is Bulfinch's Mythology (single-volume edition). This is a free Amazon Kindle eBook, and you don't need a Kindle to read it - you can read Kindle books on any computer or mobile device, or you can use the Amazon Cloud Reader in your browser.