HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Nonas Augustas.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Solon and Croesus; 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: Ferendo feram (English: By endurance, I will endure).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Amici fures temporis (English: Friends are thieves of time)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Manus digiti coaequales non sunt, omnes tamen usui (English: The fingers of the hand are not equal, but all are useful). 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: Quidquid futurum est summum, ab imo nascitur (English: Whatever is going to be on top starts out from the bottom).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is In puteo cum canibus pugnas (English: You're fighting with dogs in a well - which is not a good situation from any point of view! - from Adagia 1.10.36).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Verus Amor Dei. 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 Vulpes in Puteum Delapsa et Lupus, the story of a fox who had to ask the wolf for help.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Culex et Leo, a story of victory and defeat (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: Ἐλέφας μῦν οὐκ ἀλεγίζει. Elephas murem non curat. An elephant doesn't worry about a mouse.
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 The Poems and Fragments of Catullus Translated in the Metres of the Original by Robinson Ellis; 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.