Posts tagged Latin literature
#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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#46 – Romulus the first Roman king | Latin texts 20..#46 – Romulus primus Romanorum rex | Litterae Latinae 20

The story of Romulus, the fabled first king of Rome, is one of the most famous passages from Latin literature, and has been treated by various authors from antiquity to the modern day. This particular version is a recording of the Romulus story as given by the Roman historian Aurelius Victor.

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#44 – Cincinnatus | Latin texts 19..#44 – Cincinnatus | Litterae Latinae 19

One of the most famous stories from Latin literature concerns Cincinnatus’ brief dictatorship, and his absence of lust for power. Authors of the empire would often look back to him as an example of the old Roman morals before they were “corrupted”. Listen to the Latin text recorded from the text book written by Sanford and Scott.

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#9 – Litterae Latinae | Cur Plinius Spurinnae similis esse velit (Plin. Ep. 3.1)

It is a natural part of life that we grow old. Some people do this well, others, less so. If you want to hear how Spurinna spent his old age, listen to the audio of this letter written by Pliny the Younger. For his name did not protect him from time.;)

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#8 – The life and works of Terence..#8 – Pauca de Terentio: Vita atque opera

Haud ita pridem, in sermone quarto vitam atque opera Plauti comici summatim exposui: cum non modo Plauti verum etiam Terentii fabulas his diebus in manibus habeam, aequum est de eo quoque verba facere ne videar Terentium miserum posthabere. Audietis quid Terentius dicatur secum e Graecia tulisse antequam mortuus sit, quid Caesar et Cicero de Terentio iudicaverint et num comoedias suas reapse fecerit Terentius et multa alia.

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