Thursday, December 20, 2007

Round-Up: December 20

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 keeping up with the latest posts, there is the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email. I'm started back to work 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 156, a group of proverbs more third conjugation verbs. This group includes a great saying about falling leaves and, even worse, falling trees: Post folia cadunt in te arbores. 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 the famous declaration of Mary at the annunciation: Ecce, ancilla Domini.

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 Lapsi Caelo Super Gentes, a Latin version of the English carol "Angels We Have Heard On High."

Meanwhile, here are some lovely angels by Giotto: