HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Idus Octobres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Aeneas Meets Dido; 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: Tandem tranquillus (English: At last, tranquil).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dubium sapientiae initium (English: Doubt is the beginning of wisdom)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Stulti est compedes, licet aureas, amare (English: It is for a fool to love fetters, even though they be golden). 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: Necessitas quod poscit, nisi des, eripit (English: Unless you give Necessity what she demands, she will take it by force).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Mustelae crocoton (English: Like a wedding dress for a weasel; from Adagia 1.2.72 - the poor weasel had no need for a wedding dress, of course, because she cannot find a husband; she is the proverbial old maid of the animal world in ancient Greece and Rome).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Amor Amarus. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Avarus et Aureorum Sacculus, a wonderful story about a miser on his deathbed (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Ranae et Sol, a "global warming" fable about the frogs.
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: χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ κύριος μετὰ σοῦ. Ave gratia plena: Dominus tecum. Hail, thou that are highly favored, the Lord is with thee.
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 Bhagavad-Gita by Edwin Arnold, which is the version of the Gita that Gandhi first read; 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.