HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Ianuarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Seven Against Thebes; 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: Irrideo tempestatem (English: I scoff at the storm).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Nihil diu occultum (English: Nothing remains long hidden).
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas (English: The censor forgives the crows and harasses the doves). 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: Quod est venturum, sapiens ut praesens cavet (English: The wise man guards against what is to come as if it were already here).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Mortuo leoni et lepores insultant (English: Even rabbits insult the dead lion; from Adagia 4.7.82).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Tu Mihi Omnia. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Veneris quis gaudia nescit?
Who knows not the joys of Venus?
Vita sine litteris mors est.
Life without literature is death.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Monedula Liberata , a sad story of unexpected consequences (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Mulus et Equus, a story in praise of the simple life.
TODAY'S LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS
The Latin holiday songs for today are: Gaudium Mundo, along with Deus paret, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Bóg się rodzi" and also Prope accedamus, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Przystąpmy do szopy." You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog.