HODIE (Roman Calendar): ante diem tertium decimum Kalendas Decembres.
MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Polyxena at the Well; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.
TODAY'S MOTTOES and PROVERBS:
TINY MOTTOES: Today's tiny motto is: Veritas vincet (English: The truth will be victorious).
3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word verb-less proverb is Labor gloriae pater (English: Effort is the father of glory).
AUDIO PROVERBS: Today's audio Latin proverb is Ex pede Herculem (English: You know Hercules by his foot). To read a brief essay about this proverb and to listen to the audio, visit the Latin Via Proverbs blog.
PUBLILIUS SYRUS: Today's proverb from Publilius Syrus is: Discipulus est prioris posterior dies (English: The day after is the student of the day before).
ERASMUS' ANIMALS: Today's animal proverb from Erasmus is Cauda tenes anguillam (English: You're trying to hold an eel by the tail - which is to say, you have barely got hold of it at all; from Adagia 1.4.94).
BREVISSIMA: The distich poster for today is Difficilia Quae Pulchra. Click here for a full-sized view.
And here are today's proverbial LOLcats:
MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Cervus et Vitis, a fable about an ungrateful stag.
FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Quercus et Iuppiter, the story of the trees who were their own worst enemy (this fable has a vocabulary list).
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: Ἄλλοι μὲν σπείρουσι, ἄλλοι δ᾽ ἀμήσονται. Alii serunt, alii metent. There are those who sow, others who will reap.
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 Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion by Beatrice Clay; 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.