HODIE (Roman Calendar): pridie Idus Octobres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Birth of Venus; 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: Stat veritas (English: The truth abides).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Omnia sapientibus facilia (English: All things are easy for the wise)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Corruptissima respublica, plurimae leges (English: The most corrupt state, the most laws). 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: Deliberandum est saepe, statuendum est semel (English: Think about something often; make your decision once).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Crocodili lachrimae (English: Crocodile tears; from Adagia 2.4.60).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ad Pontiam. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Crocodilus et Canis, a story about a dog and a hypocritical crocodile, even if this one is not actually weeping (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lepores et Ranae, a story of the timid rabbits and even more timid frogs.
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: Ἀετὸν κάνθαρος μαιεύεται. Aquilae scarabaeus obstetricatur. The beetle is playing midwife to the eagle.
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 Dress'd by Bernard Mandeville; 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.