HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Nonas Iulias. And Happy Fourth of July to those of you celebrating the holiday!
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Dionysus and the Dolphins; 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: Non desistam (English: I will not desist).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Repetitio mater memoriae (English: Repetition is the mother of memory)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Non faciunt meliorem equum aurei freni (English: Golden reins do not make a better horse). 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: Licentiam des linguae, cum verum petas (English: You must let the tongue speak freely if you want to hear the truth).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Equum habet Seianum (English: He's got the horse of Sejanus; from Adagia 1.10.97 - this was a very unlucky horse whose owners died: first he belonged to Sejanus, who was beheaded; then Dolabella bought him and he was killed by rebels in Epirus; the horse was then the property of Gaius Cassius, who also died; next, the horse went to Mark Anthony, who also died, and Sejanus's next owner, his last, drowned.).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vita Quasi Ventus. 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 Canes et Catulus Lupi, the story of the shepherd who raised a wolf cub.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus, Gallus, et Leo, the story of an overconfident donkey (this fable has a vocabulary list).
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: Αὐτὸς ἔφα. Ipse dixit. He himself said it.