HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum Nonas Octobres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Death of Niobe's Children; 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: Splendeo tritus (English: Worn down, I still shine).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Tempus optimus iudex (English: Time is the best judge)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Asinus asinum fricat (English: One donkey scratches another). 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: In nullum avarus bonus est, in se pessimus (English: A miser treats no man well, and himself worst of all).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Parturiunt montes, nascetur ridiculus mus (English: The mountains give birth; a ridiculous mouse will be born; from Adagia 1.9.14 - an allusion to a famous Aesop's fable).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Galla Semper Fallit. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Corvus et Vulpes Adulatrix, the famous story of the fox, the crow, and the cheese.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Piscatores, a story of monkey-see monkey-do (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: Ἀεὶ γὰρ εὖ πίπτουσιν οἱ Διὸς κύβοι. Semper Iovis feliciter tali cadunt. Zeus is always lucky at dice.
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 Folk-Tales of the Khasis by K. U. Rafy; 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.