HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem quartum Nonas Decembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Nisus and Euryalus; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Industria ditat (English: Industry enriches).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Optima medicina temperantia (English: Moderation is the best medicine).
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Victrix fortunae sapientia (English: Wisdom is the conqueror of fortune). 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: Effugere cupiditatem regnum est vincere (English: To escape desire is to conquer a kingdom).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Culicem colant, camelum deglutientes (English: They strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel; from Adagia 3.10.91).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Memento Mori. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Veni, vidi, vici.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
Voluptas malorum mater omnium.
Pleasure is the mother of all evils.
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Lupus et Pastor, Compatres , The story of a foolish man who put his trust in a wolf.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Ranae et Sol, a fable about global warming (this fable has a vocabulary list).
TODAY'S LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS
The Latin holiday songs for today are: O Abies, a Latin version of "O Christmas Tree," and Resonet in Laudibus. You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog.