Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Round-Up: December 12

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). In conjunction with the Vulgate Verses book, I've posted about a Latin Bible phrase sanctus sanctus sanctus, a powerful element in Christian prayer. Find out just what this Bible saying has in common with the Beach Boys! (Hint: epizeuxis!) 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 "zero-sum" saying: Nemo ditescit nisi malo alterius.

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 Dum Servant Pecus Pastores, a Latin translation (actually, two Latin translations) of the popular English carol "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night."

Mere is a medieval image, this time showing the annunciation to the shepherd in the right-hand portion of the image, with the angel's words displayed on a banner.

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