HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Kalendas Novembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Atalanta and the Boar; 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: Nil desperandum (English: We must never despair).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Post acerba prudenter (English: After bitter experiences, cautiously)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ora et labora, deus adest sine mora (English: Work and pray; God will aid you without delay). 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: Patiens et fortis se ipsum felicem facit (English: The man who is patient and courageous makes himself a happy man).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Suo ipsius indicio periit sorex (English: The shrew-mouse perished by its own testimony; from Adagia 1.3.65; you can read the fable about the shrew-mouse here).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Verus Amicus. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey in the lion's skin (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Platanus et Viatores, the story of a tree that just can't get any respect.
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: Ἄιδεις ὥσπερ εἰς Δῆλον πλέων. Canis tamquam Delum navigans. You sing as if you were sailing to Delos.
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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum; 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.