HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem decimum Kalendas Augustas.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Perseus on Pegasus; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Praemonitus praemunitus (English: Forewarned, forearmed).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Veritas via vitae (English: Truth is the way of life).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Lepores duos qui insequitur, is neutrum capit (English: He who chases two rabbits catches neither).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Nec omnia, nec passim, nec ab omnibus (English: Not all things, not everywhere, and not from everybody).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Cum Delphis sacrificaverit, ipse carnes absumit (English: After having offered a sacrifice at Delphi, he eats the meat himself; from Adagia 2.10.58 - This can refers metaphorically to people who invite guests to dinner but gobble the food themselves without offering their guests anything, or someone who takes advantage of a favor they pretend to offer to someone else).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Τέλος ὅρα τοῦ βίου (English: Consider the end of life).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Prudentia. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Suo quisque studio gaudet.
Everybody rejoices in their own inclinations.
Patientia laesa fit furor.
Patience, when wounded, becomes rage.
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Olitor et Canis, a story about how no good deed goes unpunished.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, a story about a loving mother (this fable has a vocabulary list).
Words from Mythology. For more about VULCAN and VOLCANO, see this blog post.