Posts tagged Lower-intermediate
#38 – The crime and fate of Daedalus | Latin texts 13..#38 – Scelus et fatum Daedali | Litterae Latinae 13

Daedalus is most famous for being the first man to develop a viable flight technology—at least in Greek mythology. In this episode I recite this sad story of Daedalus and the fate of his son as they fled from captivity. In this story you’ll learn why he was locked up in the first place. Was he an innocent man?

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#33 – Ancient Roman furniture | Latin Texts 9..#33 Supellex domus Romanae | Litterae Latinae 9

I remember the first time I visited Pompeii. We were walking through the streets worn out by the carts that had passed there 2000 years earlier. It was truly a magical feeling to experience so up close the residues of every day Roman life. In the midst of this it started pouring down. Dressed in elegant Hawaii shorts, I took cover. In our disappointment to not be able to continue our walk, we learned of the wallpaintings showing furniture of the time. Marvellous. Now, almost just as good, listen to the audio of a Latin text describing Roman furniture.

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#29 – The Roman House | Latin texts 5..#29 – Domus Romana | Litterae Latinae 5

If you don’t live close to a Roman villa, this is the next best thing. This passage takes you on a tour of a Roman house, and is written in an accessible Latin style. Listen to the audio and picture the house you are walking through! If you want to hear Latin discussing Roman houses, you can listen to the audio of this Latin text about Roman furniture.

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#28 – Gladiatorial combat in ancient Rome | Latin Texts 4..#28 De pugnis gladiatoriis apud Romanos | Litterae Latinae 4

There is, as they say, nothing new under the sun. As the UFC is gaining popularity, and discussions arise regarding its role as entertainment, it can be useful to look to the Romans and their gladiatorial games, which though dramatically different, nevertheless, relate in spirit to the modern equivalents. Listen to the audio of the Latin text and follow along with the transcription.

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