Posts tagged Cicero
#48 – Cicero on the Ring of Gyges | Latin texts 22..#48 – Cicero de anulo Gygis | Litterae Latinae 22

This episode of our series of recorded Latin texts is a story told by Cicero about a man by the name Gyges, who, after a violent rainstorm, finds a very special ring which gives him a superpower, not unlike that which was given to Bilbo and Frodo.

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#37 – Two letters from Cicero | Latin texts 12..#37 – Duae epistulae Ciceronis | Litterae Latinae 12

It is a great turn of luck that so many of Cicero’s letters have come done to us. Many of these treat the contemporary political events—for which letters are an invaluable source of information. Today, however, you’ll listen not to the political considerations of the statesman Cicero, but to the worried words of Cicero the father, writing to his wife regarding their daughter Tullia’s health.

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#30 – Cicero's quest for the tomb of Archimedes | Latin texts 6..#30 – Cicero sepulchrum Archimedis indagat | Litterae Latinae 6

Marcus “Indy” Cicero goes on the quest to find the lost tomb of Archimedes. When even the natives did not believe his tomb was extant, Cicero, using a verse, sets out to prove them wrong. Unlike Indiana Jones, Cicero does not really get his hands dirty. Did he find it? Listen to the audio of this text taken from Cicero’s writings.

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#27 – Cicero on true and perfect friendship | Latin texts 3..27 – Cicero de vera et perfecta amicitia | Litterae Latinae 3

In his old age Cicero wrote set his hand to writing philosophical treatises. These are my favourite works penned by the Roman orator. Today you can listen to the audio of a passage taken from his work on friendship, where he discusses the nature of true friendship. Listen to the recording and follow along with the transcription!

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#21 – The life and death of Cicero (Lhomond) Part II | Latin texts..#21 – Ciceronis vita et mors (Lhomond) : Pars II

Hodie vobis recitabo alteram partem vitae Ciceronis qualis in libro Urbis Romae viri illustres a Carolo Lhomond scripto narratur. Utinam placeat. Si primam partem non audivistis, eam hic invenietis.

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#6 – What did Cicero feel like going into exile?..#6 – Quo animo Cicero in exsilium profectus est?

Oftentimes when we think of Cicero, we picture that great and powerful orator whose speeches would strike like lightning in the senate. But we must not forget that he was also a husband and a father. It is this Cicero we meet in this recording. You can listen to the Latin audio of Cicero’s letter while following along in the text.

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