HODIE: ante diem quartum Kalendas Ianuarias.
GAUDIUM MUNDO: Here are some Latin holiday songs for you to enjoy - Tinnitus, Tinnitus (three different versions of Jingle Bells in Latin), Somnio Candidum Diem (a Latin version of "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas"), and Dormi Jesu (a lovely Latin lullaby recorded by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Appendini's Disticha and Bachot's Fasti Christiani.
MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Arachne; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S EMBLEMS & DISTICHS:
CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Spes Altera Vita, Securus moritur, qui scit se morte renasci: / Non ea mors dici, sed nova vita potest.; and Non Levis Ascensus, Disce, puer, virtutem ex me verumque laborem, / Si verae ornari laudis honore cupis.. (These also have vocabulary lists.)
OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Aulicorum Par Impar, Non bene conveniunt, at in una sede morantur / Momus vituperans omnia, Gnatho nihil. ; and Carceris Instar Tellus, Carceris est instar tellus, quasi moenia caelum, / Custos peccatum. Vincula quae? Mulier.. (These come with vocabulary, too.)
ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: Here is my new emblem project - the wonderful books of Rollenhagen (a.k.a. Rollenhagius), with the English renderings by George Wither. Today's emblem is Si Deus Voluerit, Si Deus ille volet, qui vitam dat mihi, vita / Quo se sustentet, sat mihi panis erit. (See the blog post for more information, along with the vocabulary list.)
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:
TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Diligentia cresco (English: By diligence, I grow).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Conscientia mille testes (English: Conscience is a thousand witnesses).
AUDIO PROVERB: Today's audio Latin proverb is Unus lanius non timet multas oves (English: One butcher does not fear the many sheep). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Irritare est calamitatem, cum te felicem voces (English: To call yourself happy is to provoke disaster).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Simia in purpura (English: A monkey in royal robes - which is to say, someone who is ridiculous indeed; from Adagia 1.7.10).
TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:
ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Saturnalia, the story of the tradition of Saturnalia among the Romans.
FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Haedus et Lupus Fores Pulsans, the story of a goat who is a single mother and her wise little kid (this one also has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 201, Mus in Olla, through Fable 210, Mus, Mustela, Vulpes et Lupus, including Mus in Cervisia, the funny story of a mouse who fell into a vat of beer and had to be rescued by a .. cat!
NEW MILLE FABULAE: The NEW fables with images are Puer Viscera Vomens, a funny little story, regardless or whether you do or do not like tripe, and Servus et Asinus, a story about a dead donkey and a deceitful slave.
AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Hunter and the Fisherman, a story about how familiarity breeds contempt in the realm of food.
MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vespertilio Perfidus, the story of the treacherous bat during the war of the birds and the beasts:
Bellum gerebant volucres cum quadrupedibus, et fortuna belli erat diu anceps, modo his, modo illis victoriam reportantibus. Vespertilio, qui securitatem fidei anteponebat, ad eas quae superaverant se conferebat; inter aves avem se esse profitebatur, inter quadrupedes murem. Cum pacem fecissent aves et quadrupedes, fraus utrique generi apparuit; damnatus igitur ab utrisque refugit, atque ex eo tempore noctu tantummodo evolabat.