Thursday, December 27, 2007

Round-Up: December 27

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). To keep up with the latest posts, you can use the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email. In conjunction with the Vulgate Verses book, I've posted about the Latin Bible phrase ubi est victima holocausti, the words spoken by Isaac to his father. I wanted to explore the Biblical word "holocaust," as I just finished watching the huge miniseries, War and Remembrance, which contains staggering depictions of the Nazi death camps. 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 that great observation from Horace: Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt.

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 Dormi Jesu, a beautiful little Latin lullaby that was copied by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge from a print that he saw in a German village, and which he then published in Sibylline Leaves in 1817.

Meanwhile, here is a medieval image of the infant Jesus asleep in the manger.