HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Iunias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Choice of Heracles, and there are more images here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Cui bono? (English: For whose benefit? ... which is a great proverb to keep in mind as you ponder the political circus these days).
PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Is minimo eget mortalis, qui minimum cupit (English: He who wants least needs least).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ne mihi Suffenus essem (English: I would not be my own Suffenus; from Adagia 2.5.12... Suffenus was a poet quick to criticize others with no awareness of his own faults).
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Canis vindictam: A dogge hath a day. There is none so vile nor simple a person, but at one time or other may avenge him self of wronges done unto him. Wherfore it is a wise mans part to contemne no man.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Qui Petit Immeritum. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Modum nescit ponere voluptas.
Pleasure knows not how to set limits.
Luna oculus noctis.
The moon is the eye of the night.
Instead of sharing any Latin fables today, I wanted to let you know about a new project I'm working on this summer: an English Aesop project. You can see the blog here: Aesop's Books. I'm focusing on English fables, but this can be a good resource for Latin teachers and students also. I've written up a couple of blogs posts here and here about the project, and I'll be adding lots more books as the summer progresses!