HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium Kalendas Ianuarias.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Aeneas Meeting Dido; 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 Meliora me manent
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Hospitalitatem nolite oblivisci (English: Don't forget [to show] hospitality; Hebrews 13.1).
RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Verbum laudatur, si factum tale sequatur (English: The word is praised, if a like deed should follow).
VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Omnis qui se exaltat, humiliabitur, et qui se humiliat, exaltabitur (Luke 14:11). 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: Tuo te pede metire: Measure your selfe by your owne fote. The painters and carvers of images holde opinion, that the iust measure of everie man consisteht in seven of his owne fete. By this Proverbe wee be therfore warned, that wee dilate not oure selves beyonde our condition and state, neither yet esteme our selves by the prayses of flatterours, or opinion of the people or by favour of false fortune, but only by oure propre and true qualities.
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Vivere Mundo Mors Est. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
I wield it wisely.
Surgite; lumen adest.
Get up: it's light.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Vulpes Sine Cauda, a story about a fox trying to outfox the other foxes (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Vespertilio Perfidus, the story of a two-timing bat.
TODAY'S LATIN HOLIDAY SONGS
The Latin holiday songs for today are: Frigus vir nivis, a Latin version of "Frosty the Snowman," along with In Dulci Iubilo. You can find more at the Gaudium Mundo blog.