HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Idus Septembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Venus and Anchises; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Vincit omnia veritas (English: Truth conquers all).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Cito arescit lacrima (English: A tear dries quickly).
RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Pervigili cura semper meditare futura (English: With everwatchful care always keep your mind on what is to come).
VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Si dormierint duo, fovebuntur mutuo; unus quomodo calefiet? (Ecc. 4:11). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Cor ne edito: Do not torment thie mynde with care and heavynes. It was one of Pithagoras counsayles.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Dies Clarissima. 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 Feles et Venus, the story of what happened when Venus turned a cat into a woman.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Aquila et Vulpes, the dramatic story of the fox and her pups, kidnapped by the eagle (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: τί δειλοί ἐστε, ὀλιγόπιστοι; Quid timidi estis, modicae fidei?Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?
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 Tales from the Lands of Nuts and Grapes - Spanish and Portuguese Folklore by Charles Sellers; 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.