Posts tagged intermediate Latin
....#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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#43 – Demosthenes and the donkey's shadow | Latin texts 18..#43 – Demosthenes et asini umbra | Litterae Latinae 18

Greek literature is a rich treasure trove of interesting and amusing anecdotes that posterity has often used to illustrate a particular point in an elegant and entertaining manner. Listen to this Latin audio passage in which Demosthenes tells the tale of the donkey's shadow to make an important point.

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#40 – The story about the wood-cutter and the golden axe | Latin texts 15..#40 – Fabula de lignatore et securi aurea | Litterae Latinae 15

There is something quite amusing with this kind of short pithy stories with a strong moral point to make. Listen to the audio of this Latin text about an honest wood cutter, and his axe. Does his honesty pay off? Listen and find out!

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#39 – Aurelius Commodus | Latin texts 14..#39 – Aurelius Commodus | Litterae Latinae 14

Aurelius Commodus is probably, at least these days, most known from the motion picture Gladiator, where he his played by Joaquin Phoenix. The fascination with this particular emperor goes back to the Roman historians. In this episode you can listen to a brief summary of Commodus’ life as it is given in the Epitome de Caesaribus.

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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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#4 – The life and works of Plautus..#4 – Pauca de Plauto: Vita et opera comici

Plautus, ubi adolevit, apud gregem histrionum scaenae ministri munere aliquos annos functus est. Deinde pecuniam quam ibi fecerat augere voluit. Itaque eam in mercaturis collocavit sperans se inde maximum lucrum facturum esse. Adversa autem fortuna usus omnem pecuniam perdidit et ad extremam inopiam recidit…

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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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#2 – Six strange stories told about moose..#2 – Sex mirae res quae de alcibus narrantur

Suetia, illa terra in Europa sita quae ad septentriones vergit, magna ex parte silvis vestita est. Has silvas incolunt cum alia tum alces. Hodie narrabo quaedam de his bestiis mira atque interdum prorsus iocosa quae saeculis praeteritis vel Latine vel Suetice memoriae prodita sunt

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