Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Round-Up: December 18

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.

LatinViaProverbs.com: 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 155, a group of proverbs including the Latin equivalent of "set a thief to catch a thief," as follows: Callidus est latro qui tollit furta latroni.

AudioLatin.com: 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 this famous item from the Beatitudes: Beati pacifici..

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 Quem Pastores Laudavere, a medieval Latin carol often known by the name "Quempas."

Meanwhile, here is a depiction by Giotto of the nativity, showing the annunciation to the shepherds in the background, with the adoration of the Magi in the foreground.