HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem sextum Idus Augustas.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Orpheus and the Animals; 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: Spe expecto (English: In hope I wait).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Dux vivendi natura (English: Nature is the guide of how to live)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Fortuna imperatrix mundi (English: Fortune is the empress of the world). 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: Fortuna vitrea est: tum, cum splendet, frangitur (English: Fortune is like glass: when it glitters, it shatters).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Rana gyrina sapientior (English: The frog is wiser than the tadpole; from Adagia 2.1.34).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Ut Sis Tibi Amicus. 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 Mus et Leonis Gratia, a hilarious story that tells what happened to the mouse AFTER it freed the lion from the snare.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ollae Duae, the story of a dangerous friendship between two disparate pots (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.