HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem undecimum Kalendas Augustas.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Birth of Apollo and Artemis; 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: Nil nimium (English: Nothing in excess).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Ipsa scientia potestas (English: Knowledge itself is power)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb, or faux-proverb perhaps, is Via ovicipitum dura est (English: The way of the eggheads is hard). 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: Invitum cum retineas, exire incites (English: When you hold someone back against his will, you might as well drive him away).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Sus Minervam docet (English: A pig is teaching Minerva; from Adagia 1.1.40 - and it is a foolish thing, of course, for a creature such as a pig to instruct the goddess of wisdom herself!).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Deus Omnia Videt. 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:
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Olitor et Canis, the story of an ungrateful dog.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, the story of a mother's love (this fable has a vocabulary list).
Greek Bible Art - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my Greek Bible Art graphics; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: λαβὼν τὸν ἄρτον εὐλόγησεν. Accepit panem, et benedixit. He took bread, and blessed it.
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 A Book of Ghosts, yet another book by Sabine Baring-Gould (see the two previous posts for more of his books). 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.