Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Round-Up: December 5

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). Today's proverb is Semper Saturnalia agunt. In English: They are always celebrating Saturnalia. Listen to the audio, and learn about the Roman winter holiday festival of Saturnalia which, like Christmas, "comes but once a year."

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 O Viri, Este Hilares, a Latin translation of the English carol, "God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen."

Meanwhile, since this carol is famously cited by Charles Dickens in his novel A Christmas Carol, I thought I would post an image from an early illustrated edition of Dickens.

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