HODIE: pridie Idus Ianuarias.
GOOGLE BOOKS: Today's Google Books are Poggio's Facetiae and Mirabelli's Polyanthea.
MYTHS & LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Thetis and Achilles; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S DISTICHS & EMBLEMS:
OWEN'S DISTICHS: The two new Owen epigrams, with Harvey's English versions, are Minos, Qui pro iustitia poscit sibi munera, Minos / Est similis pisci: quando capit, capitur; and Redemptio et Regeneratio, Nos Satan muliere emit, Christusque redemit. / Christus nos lavit, quos maculavit Adam. (These come with vocabulary lists.)
CAMERARIUS'S EMBLEMS: The new emblem is Nocet Assentatio Magnis, Vilis adulator blande mentitus amicum / Se ingerit; admissus, maxima damna dabit.; plus a new emblem from Bornitius, Fata Viam Invenient, Iactatur mundi mediis ecclesia in undis: / Sed tamen in portum ducit agetque Deus. (These also have vocabulary lists.)
ROLLENHAGEN'S EMBLEMS: The two new emblems are Spernit Pericula Virtus, Non adversa timet spernitque pericula Virtus; / Illa vel in medio nescit obire mari (that one refers to Arion), and Lente Sed Attente, Lente equidem tamen attente gradior; mora nulla est; / Si modo sat bene quo vis, cito sat venies. (These come with vocabulary, too.) It is a snail who is speaking in that one!
TODAY'S MOTTOES & PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Varietas delectat (English: Variety is pleasing).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Post proelium praemium (English: After the war, the reward).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Sic vos non vobis vellera fertis, oves! (English: So, sheep, you bear your fleeces not for yourselves).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus (English: Without Ceres and Bacchus, Venus grows cold).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Ubi sunt Theagenis plurimae pecuniae (English: There where all the great wealth of Theagenes is - Theagenes was a poor man who boasted about having lots of money, hidden away somewhere; from Adagia 2.9.6).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Δὶς παῖδες οἱ γέροντες (English: Old men are children a second time).
TODAY'S FABLES & STORIES:
ANECDOTE OF THE DAY: Today's anecdote is Aesculapius, the son of Apollo and a god of medicine and healing.
FABULAE FACILES WIDGET: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Fortuna et Puer, the story of Fortune defending her own reputation (this one also has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The "chunk" of Mille Fabulae et Una today is Fable 271, Equus et Sus, through Fable 280, Bos et Lupus, including Equi Saltantes, the famous story of the dancing horses of Sybaris.
MILLE FABULAE WIDGET: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vipera et Auceps, a story of the hunter hunted.
AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Sow and the Wolf, the story of a wolf who wants to be nanny to a sow and her piglets.
Here is that story about the goddess Fortuna: 813. Fortuna et Puer. Dormienti puero super os putei fertur astitisse Fortunam eumque excitasse dicendo, “Exsurge, O iuvenis, et abi hinc ocius. Novi enim genium hominum et tuum, quod si in puteum labereris, non te aut tuam secordiam, sed Fortunam incusabitis.” (source - easy version)