HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quintum Kalendas Decembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Cronus; 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: Mediocria firma (English: The middle things are reliable).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Alteri, si tibi (English: For another as if for yourself).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Simia quicquid agit, simia semper erit (English: Whatever a monkey does, a monkey she'll always be).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Dissipa gentes, quae bella volunt (English: Scatter the nations who want wars).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Aurum habet Tolossanum (English: He has the gold of Toulouse; from Adagia 1.10.98 - The Roman Cepio took the city of Toulouse and its treasure, but the story goes that anyone who touched the gold later died a terrible death).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐλπίδες ἐν ζωοῖσιν, ἀνέλπιστοι δὲ θανόντες (English: There is hope among the living; the dead are without hope).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Virtus. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canes Duo et Os, the wonderful story of two dogs fighting over a bone (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus - this story of the "lion in love" is one of my favorite fables of all time!
GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Αἲξ δοῦσα τὴν μάχαιραν. Capra gladium praebens. The goat is proffering the knife.
Myth and Folklore Books. I'm accumulating some book recommendations for the classes I teach and wanted to share them here. Today's book is Prometheus Bound and the Seven Against Thebes translated by T.A. Buckley; you can see the table of contents here. This is a free Amazon Kindle eBook, and you don't need a Kindle to read it - you can read Kindle books on any computer or mobile device, or you can use the Amazon Cloud Reader in your browser.