Monday, December 24, 2007

Round-Up: December 24

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). For the latest posts, there is the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email. Merry Christmas! I'm working away 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 157, a group of proverbs including one of my favorite proverbs about futile efforts: Qui lavat asinum, perdit aquam et saponem. 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 a great saying about fools and their foolishness: Praecordia fatui quasi rota carri.

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 En, Nocte Venit Media, a Latin translation of the English carol, "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear."

Meanwhile, here is a Russian icon of the nativity by the great painter Andrei Rublev.