HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Februarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Aeneas and the Ghost of Creusa, and there are more images here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Beati misericordes (English: Blessed are the merciful).
PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Nemo timendo ad summum pervenit locum (English: No one ever reached the summit by being afraid).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Amyclas perdidit silentium (English: Silence destroyed Amyclae; from Adagia 1.9.1 ... Supposedly the people of Amyclae had once been disturbed by false reports of an enemy invasion, so they passed a law forbidding anyone to report an enemey invasion, which meant the town was easily captured when the enemy did arrive).
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Festina lente: Make slowe haste: Soft fier maketh sweete malte. It is good to be mery and wise. This is spoken when a man will signifie a thing to be doen, neither to hastily, nor to slowlye, but in a convenient temperaunce.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Quid Saxo Magis Durum?. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Arma tuentur pacem.
Arms protect the peace.
MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Senex, Gemens, a story about how the mighty are fallen... and disgraced.
PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Canes et Corcodili, a story about a dog who does not fall for the crocodile's trick: Latin text and Smart's translation.
STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de corvo et vulpe, a famous fable about the power of flattery: Latin text and English versions.