Posts tagged Latin text
....#58 Latin texts 28 – The story of Androclus and the lion..#58 Litterae Latinae 28 – Fabula de Androclo et leone....

Ever wondered about whether it’s a good idea to make friends with lions? In this episode I recite the famous and fabulous story of Androclus and the lion—it goes to show that not all lions are like Scar.

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....#55 Latin texts 27 – The story of Perseus Part 2..#55 Litterae Latinae 27 – Fabula de Perseo II....

Today I'm reciting the second and final part of the story of Perseus, taken from Richie's Fabulae faciles, which by now is quite well known. Enjoy!

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....#54 Latin texts 26 – The story of Perseus Part I..#54 Litterae Latinae 26 – Fabula de Perseo I....

Today I'm reciting the first part of story of Perseus, taken from Richie's Fabulae faciles, a nineteenth century collection of Latin stories in intermediate Latin.

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....#52 Latin texts 25 – City life, country life..#52 Litterae Latinae 25 – Vita urbana, vita rustica....

Today I'm reading a letter written by Pliny, in which he treats the differences between city life and country life. He does seem to favour one over the other though. Listen and find out!

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....#51– Latin texts 24 – Cicero's story about fraud..#51 – Litterae Latinae 24 – Ciceronis fabula de malo dolo....

Today's recording is of a passage from the third book of de Officiis in which Cicero tells a great story: The Roman eques Canius was looking to purchase a lakeside property. As luck would have it, he meets Pythius, a wealthy banker, who has just the thing, but Pythius is not selling…

 

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#17 – Quid Cicero de ludis circensibus sensit?

Abhinc aliquos menses recitavi epistulam Ciceronis et nunc mihi tempus maximum esse videtur ut alteram epistulam ab eodem scriptore scriptam recitem qua Cicero amico aperit quid de ludis circensibus sentiat. Iuvat profecto audire quid Romani ipsi senserint de his ludibus quibus homines et bestiae interficiebantur.

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#5 – What strange things did the Romans do in October?..#5 – Quidnam Romani mense Octobri faciebant?

Medio mense octobri autumus sui commonere incipit eos qui Europam incolunt. Et antiquis temporibus Romanis hic erat finis et messis et temporis belli gerendi. Medius mensis Octobris secum ferebat…

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#3 What does "sub manus succedere" mean and how is it used?..#3 – Quid significat “sub manus succedere” et quomodo ponitur?

Fere cottidie Plautum lego, cuius genere scribendi vehementer delector. Et locutionem hodiernam ex Plauto ipso surripui. Enarrabo igitur sive explicabo hanc locutionem quae est "sub manus succedere". Hanc locutionem, nisi memoria mihi labat, non nisi apud Plautum offendas, id est, tantum apud Plautum invenitur. Idem fere valet seu significat ac…

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