The Louisiana Classicist

December 1, 2010

Reminders for December 2010

Filed under: calendar — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 6:05 am
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Dec. 3: Sacra Bonae Deae
Dec. 8: Q. Horatius Flaccus natus est LXV auc
Dec. 15: Deadline to register for SCRIBO contest
Dec. 17: Saturnalia begins, lasts one week

Do you celebrate Christmas at your school by caroling Latine?  Or do your students explore the rituals and traditions of Roman Saturnalia?  Have a special day just for Horace?  Share your plans or memories of Decembers past in the comments!

December 1, 2009

the spirit of the season

Filed under: just for fun — Ann E. M. Ostrom @ 1:44 pm
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Gaudium Mundi: Latin Christmas Carols

a blog maintained by Laura Gibbs of the University of Oklahoma.  A sample:

“Carol of the Day
December 1. The Latin holiday songs for today are: Rudolphus, a Latin version of “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” along with Puer Natus in Bethlehem.”

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