HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Augustas.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Triptolemus; 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: Perseverantia vincit (English: It pays to persevere).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudentior (English: After bitter experiences, more wise)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Bos currum trahit, non bovem currus (English: The ox pulls the cart, not the cart the ox). 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: Quod fugere credas, saepe solet occurrere (English: You often run into something you thought you were fleeing).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Delphinum cauda ligas (English: You're trying to tie a dolphin by the tail; from Adagia 1.4.93 - this is another of the many proverbial fool's errands, like trying to hold an eel by the tail, which is the item Erasmus includes directly after this one).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dies Iudicii. 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 Mures et Catus Mortem Simulans, the story of a very sly cat and even more sly mouse.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Tigris et Venatores, the sad story of the mama tiger (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: ἐποίησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν ἄνθρωπον κατ᾽ εἰκόνα θεοῦ. Creavit Deus hominem ad imaginem suam. God created man in his own image.
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 Aesop's Fables translated by V.S. Vernon Jones; you can see the table of contents here. 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.