HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem octavum Kalendas Februarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Antigone; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Supra spem spero (English: I hope beyond hope).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Tempus omnia sanat (English: Time heals all things).
RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Est longum bellum, non non, est estque duellum (English: The duel between no! no! and yes! yes! is a long war).
VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Ecce, quantus ignis quam magnam silvam incendit (James 3:5). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Ne Hercules quidem contra duos: Not Hercules against two, that is to saye: Though a man never so muche excelleth other in strengthe, yet it will be hard for him to matche two at ones. And one man may lawfully give place to a multitude.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Sapiens Desipiens. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Virtuti sapientia comes.
Wisdom is a companion to excellence.
Virtutis iter arduum.
The way of virtue is steep.
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Simia et Catuli Eius, a story about a baby beauty contest.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Mures Duo, the famous story of the town mouse and the country mouse (this fable has a vocabulary list).
Words from Mythology. For more about CHIMERA and the Greek chimaera (khimaira), see this blog post.