HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem septimum decimum Kalendas Decembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows The Death of Dido; 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: Quaerendo invenietis (English: By seeking, you will find).
3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word verb-less motto is Animo et fide (English: By means of courage and faith).
ANIMAL PROVERBS: Today's animal proverb is Ars varia vulpi (English: The fox has many a trick).
POLYDORUS: Today's proverb from Polydorus is: Dimittite mortuos sepelire mortuos suos (English: Leave the dead to bury their dead).
PROPER NAME PROVERBS: Today's proper name proverb from Erasmus is e Hercules quidem adversus duos (English: Not even Hercules fights against two at once - in other words, it's best to confront your enemies one at a time; from Adagia 1.5.39).
GREEK PROVERBS: Today's proverb is Πόρρω Διός τε καὶ κεραυνοῦ (English: Far from both Zeus and his thunderbolt... which means it's best to steer clear of the people in power).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Non Amo Te. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Sanctus Petrus et Rusticus, a wonderful story about how God helps them that help themselves (this fable has a vocabulary list).
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Rusticus de Arbore Delapsus, a wonderful story about how to climb a tree without falling out of it.
GreekLOLz - and Latin and English, too. Below is one of my GreekLOLz; for the individual Greek, Latin and English versions of the graphic, see the blog post: Ἀλκυονίτιδας ἡμέρας ἄγεις. Alcyonis dies agis. You are enjoying Halcyon days.
Myth and Folklore Books. I'm accumulating some book recommendations for the classes I teach and wanted to share them here. Today's book is Moon Lore by Timothy Harley; you can see the table of contents here. This is a free Amazon Kindle eBook, and you don't need a Kindle to read it - you can read Kindle books on any computer or mobile device, or you can use the Amazon Cloud Reader in your browser.