Friday, December 14, 2007

Round-Up: December 14

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). I'm started back to work on the online guide to the Latin Via Proverbs book, with grammar notes and English translations, working through the book group by group. Today I've posted notes for Group 154, a group of proverbs more third conjugation verbs. This group includes a great saying about the wisdom of the mouse: Mus non uni fidit antro. Verses: Here is some more audio for the Vulgate Verses book also - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English notes and commentary on these verses also. Today's group includes the lamb of God: Ecce, agnus Dei.

Latin Holiday Songs. For the holiday season, 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 In Dulci Iubilo, a 14th century as a macaronic song, mixing German together with Latin. The composition is attributed to the German mysic Heinrich Suso who is supposed to have had a vision of angels and to have heard them singing. He joined in the dance of the angels and then recorded the experience in this mixed German and Latin song.

Meanwhile, here is a Russian icon of an angel:

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