Friday, December 28, 2007

Round-Up: December 28

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. 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 158, a group of proverbs including a Latin "early to bed, early to rise" saying: Sanat, sanctificat, ditat te surgere mane. 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 Bible quote from Pontius Pilate: Ecce, homo.

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 Conditor Alme Siderum, "Bountiful Creator of the Stars," a lovely medieval hymn dating back to the sixth or seventh century.

As an illustration, here is an early medieval mosaic depicting Jesus.