I hope everybody who was celebrating the Christmas holiday had a wonderful time, with safe travels for those of you traveling this weekend! The two-word motto below is for you travelers: Sperans pergo.
HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum Kalendas Ianuarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Sabine Women Making Peace; 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: Sperans pergo (English: By hoping, I advance).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Utile et dulce (English: Something useful, and sweet)
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Post triduum hospitis satietas est (English: Three days is enough of a guest). 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: Cave quicquam incipias, quod paeniteat postea (English: Take care not to begin anything which would bring you regret later).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Simia in purpura (English: A monkey in royal robes; from Adagia 1.7.10).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Voluntas. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Signum pacis amor.
Love is the sign of peace.
Sapientia nihil est melius.
There is nothing better than wisdom.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Poeta et Agricola, a story about solitude (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Corvus Aquilam Imitans , the story of an overly ambitious crow.
TODAY'S LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS
The Latin holiday songs for today are: Rex Wenceslaus, a Latin version of "King Wenceslas," along with Veni Redemptor Gentium and also Ad stabulum, pastores, a Latin version of the Polish carol, "Do szopy, hej pasterze." You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog (which runs until the end of the month).