Friday, November 30, 2007

Round-Up: November 30

Here is a round-up of today's Bestiaria Latina blog posts (you can browse through previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives).

AudioLatinProverbs.com: Today's proverb is Dum stertit cattus, numquam sibi currit in os mus. In English: When the cat is snoring, a mouse never runs into its mouth. Listen to the audio, and read some other Latin proverbs in praise of hard work, not just about cats and mice, but also foxes and wolves.

Latin Holiday Songs. I've started again with the "holiday songs" for 2007, and instead of a Latin Fable of the Day, I'll be posting a "holiday song of the day" at the eClassics ning. Today's holiday song is Veni Veni Emmanuel, a Latin Christmas hymn built on the ancient antiphons of the Roman breviary - which in turn contains a hidden anagram!

Meanwhile, here is a 17th-century icon of the Madonna and child:



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