Posts tagged latin pronunciation
....#50 – Latin texts 23: Erasmus' perilous winter journey..#50 – Litterae Latinae 23: Periculosum Erasmi iter hiemale....

I've been getting e-mails asking me to record something by the 16th century humanist Erasmus. Since I enjoy his work and his eclectic Latin, I looked through a volume. I stumbled upon a letter of his that I've read together with several students the last couple of years. In it he describes a dangerous journey.

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#12 – Litterae Latinae | Catilina coniuratos hortatur (Sallustius, Cat. 20)

One of the most striking aspects of Sallust’s writing is his ability to compose speeches that capture the idea and persona of the speaker. I am not alone in my appreciation of his written oratory, as many a humanist student during the 16th century would have to commit to memory entire speeches taken from Sallust’s works. Now, listen to the Latin audio of Sallust’s take on Catiline’s speech where he addresses his co-conspirators in the conspiracy whichCicero famously put an end to.

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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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