HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Ianuarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Diogenes and Alexander; 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 Ad finem spero (English: I hope until the end).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Fama crescit eundo (English: Rumor grows as it goes along).
RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Igne semel tactus timet ignem postmodo cattus (English: The cat who has been touched once by fire, fears the fire thereafter).
VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Alter alterius onera portate (Gal. 6:2). 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: Multitudo imperatorum Cariam perdidit: The multitude of rules destroied the countrey of Caria. This countrey was sumtime a very florishing realme, and by the discorde and dissention of the citizens amonges themselves, while everie man strove to be a Lorde, it was brought at last to a thinge of naught. Wherfore this Proverbe advertiseth us, that nothinge is more noysome, nor more pestiferous to a common weale, then the over muche libertie of a multitude, wher no man chieflie is obeied, but everie man doth as him lusteth. This unlafull libertie or licence of the multitude is called an Anarchie. A mischiefe surely in maner worse then any Tyrannie.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Adito Laborem, Vitam Age. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
Ex unguibus leonem.
You know the lion by his claws.
Crescit scribendo scribendi studium.
A zeal for writing grows by writing.
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Equus Superbus et Asinus, a story of how pride goeth before a fall.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes Sine Cauda, the story of a would-be fashionable fox (this fable has a vocabulary list).
Latin Holiday Songs. Today's song is Auld Lang Syne... translated into Latin; you can find the Latin lyrics at the blog post.