HODIE (Roman Calendar): Idus Augustae, the Ides of August!
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Aeneas and Turnus; 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: Faventibus auris (English: With favoring breezes).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Amicus alter ipse (English: A friend is another self).
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Amici nec multi nec nulli (English: Friends: not many, not none). 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: Satis est beatus, qui potest, cum vult, mori (English: A man is lucky enough if he can die when he wants).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Optat ephippia bos piger, optat arare caballus (English: The lazy ox wants to wear horse-trappings; the horse wants to plow — a topsy-turvy proverb from Adagia 1.6.71).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Meliora Require. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Non ducor: duco.
I am not driven: I drive.
Parentes ama, familiam cura.
Love your parents; care for your family.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Pisces e Sartagine Exsilientes, an "out of the frying pan, into the fire" fable (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Haedus in Tecto et Lupus, the story of a young goat made bold by standing on the roof.
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: Ἐκ τοῦ κρασπέδου τὸ ὕφασμα δείκνυται. Ex fimbria tela ipsa ostenditur. From the fringe the weaving is known.