HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Nonas Decembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Atalanta and the Boar; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Roma aeterna (English: Rome is eternal).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is In labore libertas (English: In hard work, freedom).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Dente lupus, cornu taurus petit (English: The wolf attacks with his fang, the bull with his horn).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Homo sapiens tacebit usque ad tempus (English: A man who is wise will be silent until the right time).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Iro pauperior (English: More poor than Irus; from Adagia 1.6.76 ... Irus was the proverbial pauper of the ancient world; you can read more at Wikipedia).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Ἐν ψύλλης δήξει Θεὸν ἐπικαλεῖται (English: He calls on the god for the bite of a flea ... an allusion to an Aesop's fable).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Si Quis Loquatur. Click here for a full-sized view.
Optimum condimentum fames.
Hunger is the best seasoning.
Ne quid nimis.
Nothing in excess.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Canis Aquam Timens, a case of canine PTSD (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cera Lateri Invidens, a very sad fable about unintended consequences.
Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is O Abies, "O Christmas Tree" — and you can find three different versions in Latin at the blog post, along with a YouTube performance: