Posts tagged Suetonius
#41 – Suetonius on Julius Caesar | Latin texts 16..#41 – Suetonius de Iulio Caesare | Litterae Latinae 16

Suetonius, most famous as author of a series of biographies of the Roman emperors, has a particulary amusing and engaging style, with an eye for detail, and a remarking ability to paint with words. In this recording you can listen to the Latin text in which Suetonius gives a detail physical description of Julius Caesar. Now that’s compelling Latin input to listen to! ;)

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#36 – Caesar and the pirates | Latin texts 11 ..#36 – Caesar et piratae | Litterae Latinae 11

Caesar and the pirates. What more could we want? This is often quoted anecdote is, of course, taken from the Roman historian Suetonius who wrote several biographies of the emperors. The story I recite today is taken from his biography of Jullus Caesar. Listen to the audio and find out how things turned out for the pirates.

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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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