HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum decimum Kalendas Augustas.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Medea and Her Children, and there are more images here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Proteo mutabilior (English: More changing than Proteus).
PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Pereundi scire tempus assidue est mori (English: To know the time of your demise is to be dying all the time).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Semper Leontini iuxta pocula (English: The Leontines are always drinking; from Adagia 1.3.22... When Phalaris defeated the Leontines in Sicily, he subdued them by taking away their weapons and urging them to drink and enjoy themselves).
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Faber compedes quas fecit ipse gestet: The fetters that the smith hath made, let him were them him selfe. The Proverbe whiche commonly we use in english, for this purpose is this: such ale as he hath brued let him drinke him self. Verely manie there be, which make a rod for theyr owne arse.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Cito Credendum. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Oculi vasa luminis.
The eyes are containers of light.
Virtutis radix amor.
Love is the root of virtue.
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Rana et Bos, a fable about a self-important frog, with English versions here; you will also find the illustrations there which display in this animated gif: