HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem duodevicesimum Kalendas Maias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Slain Patroclus; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Vive revicturus (English: Live to live again!).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Spes ultima dea (English: Hope is the last goddess - this is one of my personal mottoes!).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Canis vivens potior est leone mortuo (English: A living dog is better than a dead lion).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Omnis qui male agit, odit lucem (English: Everyone who does wicked deeds hates the light).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Claudiana tonitrua (English: The thunderbolts of Claudius; from Adagia 3.2.19 - This refers to Claudius Pulcher's invention of a stage device for making the sound of loud thunderclaps, and hence the phrase refers to someone who is very loud, but not really powerful at all).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Κέρδος αἰσχρὸν βαρὺ κειμήλιον (English: Wicked gain is a heavy treasure).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ad Torquatulum. 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 Cornix et Urna, the story of how the wise crow quenches her thirst.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Equus Superbus et Asinus, the story of a proud horse fallen on hard times (this fable has a vocabulary list).
Words from Mythology. For more about English chimera and the the classical chimaera, see this blog post.