HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Idus Decembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Andromache, Hector and Astyanax; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is Miscui utile dulci (English: I have mixed the useful with the sweet).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Semper Saturnalia agere (English: To be always celebrating Saturnalia).
RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Esuriens venter manducat cruda libenter (English: The hungry stomach gladly eats raw food).
VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Stultus, cum ipse insipiens sit, omnes stultos aestimat (Ecc. 10:3). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Domum cum facis ne relinquas impolitam: When thou makest an house leave it not unfinished. By this we be bidden, that what so ever matter or affayres wee once beginne, wee bryng the same to a perfecte and full ende.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Noli Canem Irritare. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Bonus liber amicus optimus.
A good book is your best friend.
Sape et tace.
Be wise and keep quiet.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sol et Stellae, in which the sun is triumphant (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Testudo et Iuppiter, the story of how the tortoise got its shell.
Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is Personent hodie, a medieval Latin hymn; you can find the Latin lyrics at the blog post.