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December 2007 Blog Posts (34)

Holiday Songs: Final List

For the 2008 Christmas carols, visit the Gaudium Mundo blog.

Added by Laura Gibbs on December 31, 2007 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Song: Auld Lang Syne

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 30, 2007 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Holiday Song: Conditor Alme Siderum

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 28, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Limerick

There was an old vicar from Kew,

Who kept a small cat in a pew.

He taught it to speak

Alphabetical Greek,

But it never got further than µ.



Apparently Andrew's late feline was streets ahead of this one with regard to the pronunciation of classical languages.



(I wish I knew who authored this limerick so that I could provide proper attribution. I learned it from one of my Latin lecturers way back in my undergrad days, but nobody seemed to know who deserved credit… Continue

Added by Raphaela on December 27, 2007 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Holiday Song: Dormi Jesu

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 27, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

R.I.P. Livia, Empress of Rome

My wife's cat, Livia, Empress of Rome, whom I adopted through marriage, died on Christmas Day after battling diabetes for eight years, and cancer. She was sixteen. Like her namesake, Livia (aka Kitty) was evil incarnate until the birth of Rhiannon at which point she became a nurturing, well-mannered lap-cat. Her Latin pronunciation of ligatures and of diphthongs was remarkable, although her vocabulary was limited. Livia also attended at least two AIA/APA annual meetings, entertaining guests to… Continue

Added by Andrew Reinhard on December 26, 2007 at 10:07am — 2 Comments

Holiday Song: Sanctus Wenceslaus Rex

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 26, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Holiday Song: O Parve Vice Bethlehem

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 25, 2007 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Holiday Song: En, Nocte Venit Media

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 24, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

Puer tympanista

Merry Christmas, everyone.



Puer tympanista



Veni, dicunt, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Ad natum Dominum, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Portamus munera, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Quae sunt regalia, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum, rum-pum-pum-pum

Adoratum sic, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Dominum.



Infans Jesu, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Sum pauper sicut tu, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Afferre nequeo, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum

Quod dignum domino, pa-rum-pum-pum-pum,…
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Added by Raphaela on December 24, 2007 at 3:47am — 2 Comments

Holiday Song: Corde Natus Ex Parentis

For the 2008 Christmas carols, visit the Gaudium Mundo blog.

Added by Laura Gibbs on December 22, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Holiday Song: Silens Nox

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 21, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Holiday Song: Lapsi Caelo Super Gentes

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 20, 2007 at 11:30am — No Comments

Holiday Song: Orientis Reges Tres

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 19, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Holiday Song: Quempas

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 18, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Holiday Song: Gaudete

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 17, 2007 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Holiday Song: XII Dies Natalis

For the 2008 Christmas carols, visit the Gaudium Mundo blog.

Added by Laura Gibbs on December 15, 2007 at 10:00am — No Comments

Holiday Song: In Dulci Iubilo

For the 2008 Christmas carols, visit the Gaudium Mundo blog.

Added by Laura Gibbs on December 14, 2007 at 9:00am — No Comments

Holiday Song: Primum Noel Cecinit Angelus

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Added by Laura Gibbs on December 14, 2007 at 8:30am — No Comments

Holiday Song: Dum Servant Pecus Pastores

For the 2008 Christmas carols, visit the Gaudium Mundo blog.

Added by Laura Gibbs on December 12, 2007 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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