Saturday, December 22, 2007

Round-Up: December 22

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). Keep up with the latest posts... Get the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email. In conjunction with the Vulgate Verses book, I've posted about the Latin Bible phrase Deus lux est, a simple statement of the light symbolism that is so important in Biblical language. Proverbs: Here is the audio for 10 more Latin proverbs - just the audio, but there is a link to a page where you can get English translations and commentary on the proverbs, too. Today's group includes this great saying about the wisdom of second thoughts: Sapit qui reputat.

Latin Holiday Songs. For the holiday season, instead of a Latin Fable of the Day, I'm posting a "holiday song of the day" at the eClassics ning. Today's holiday song is Corde Natus Ex Parentis, a hymn with lyrics from the poet Prudentius.

For the image today, here is the motto of Oxford University, Dominus illuminatio mea, which I use in the post about Deus lux est - but it also seems a good thought to keep in mind on the occasion of the solstice! :-)