HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Idus Octobres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Pandora ; 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: Teipsum inspice (English: Examine yourself).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Dictis factisque simplex (English: In words and deeds, simple).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Noli irritare leonem (English: Do not irritate the lion).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Iustitia in sese virtutes continet omnes (English: Justice contains in itself all the virtues).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Naviget Anticyras (English: Let him go to Anticyrae; from Adagia 1.8.52 - You could find hellebore in Anticyrae, which was reputed to be a cure for madness).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἀπὸ μηχανῆς θεὸς (English: The proverbial Deus ex machina; find out more at Wikipedia).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Melius Spera. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Vive tua sorte contentus.
Live and be content with your lot in life.
Love your spouse.
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Canis et Umbra, the famous story of the dog fooled by his own reflection.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ursus et Apes, the story of a bear who is his own worst enemy (this fable has a vocabulary list).
Amy Burvall's History for Music Lovers. Here is today's video: Illuminated Manuscripts ("Nowhere Man" by the Beatles), which you can watch at YouTube also.