Posts tagged learn 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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....#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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....#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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#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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