HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem undevicesimum Kalendas Ianuarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Odysseus and Eurycleia, and there are more images here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY PROVERBS: Today's tiny proverb is: Hylam vocat (English: He's shouting for Hylas, which is to say, he's claling out for something that is lost, as Heracles called out for his beloved Hylas, taken by the nymphs).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is Thasium infundis (English: You're pouring in wine from Thasos; from Adagia 3.2.17... This is an ironic proverb, since instead of using water to dilute the wine, the renowned Thasian wine is being used).
ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Conybeare: Aut bibe aut abi: A proverbe signifienge that we shoulde applye oursevels to the manners of men, or elles avoyde there companye.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Fama Perennis. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Optimus magister bonus liber.
The best teacher is a good book.
Cavendi nulla est dimittenda occasio.
You should never ignore any chance to act cautiously.
MILLE FABULAE: The English translation for today from the Mille Fabulae et Una book is Leo Amatorius et Silvanus, the sad story of the lion in love.
PHAEDRI FABULAE: The illustrated fable from Phaedrus for today is Cervus ad fontem, a story about body image: Latin text and Smart's translation.
STEINHOWEL: The illustrated fable from Steinhowel for today is de duobus muribus, the famous fable of the city mouse and the country mouse: Latin text and English versions.
GAUDIUM MUNDO: The Latin holiday song for today is Adeste Fideles, one of the most famous Latin carols: O Come, All Ye Faithful.