Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Round-Up: December 25

Here is a round-up of today's Bestiaria Latina blog posts (plus there is a page listing previous round-ups at the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives). You can keep up with the latest posts but using the RSS feed in a feedreader (e.g. Bloglines), or you can subscribe by email. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Vulgate Verses. The Vulgate Verses book is now available (from Lulu Publishers), and I'm adding Study Guides at the Vulgate Verses blog. The Study Guide I've added today is for Group 13, and it includes a good verse about the oxen and their manger, although it's not about the nativity: Ubi non sunt boves, praesepe vacuum est.

AudioLatin.com: 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 a good saying for Christmas Day and its frenzy of presents: Dare melius est quam accipere.

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 O Parve Vice Bethlehem, which is actually three different translations of the carol "O Little Town of Bethlehem" into Latin.

And here is a fifteenth-century nativity scene by Antoniazzo Romano: