Recordings of Latin Literature
These recordings are ordered chronologically, with the newest (and probably better ones) first.
- The complete first Oration against Catiline by Cicero.
- Adeste Hendecasyllabi, Carmen 42 by Catullus.
- The complete first book of the Annales by Tacitus.
- The complete first book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
- About strange animals, from Caesar’s De Bello Gallico, 6.26–28.
- Letter to the family, from Cicero in exile. (Ad Familiares 14.4.)
- A speech by Scipio, from Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita, 21.40–41.
- Institutionis Oratoriae Liber Primus. The beginning of Quintilian’s Institutio Oratoria.
Essays on Latin pronunciation
- Some notes on how to read Latin verse, including a couple of audio examples.
- Vowel quantity – where your dictionary is wrong.
- Hidden quantity, by Charles E. Bennett.
- The Quantitative Reading of Latin Poetry, by Charles E. Bennett. (As of yet incomplete.)
Copyright 2007, 2008, 2017 by Johan Winge.
Links to other sites featuring spoken Latin
Update 2017: The links listed below were compiled almost 10 years ago, and since then a lot of them have ceased to work, while at the same time a vast amount of new Latin audio has emerged online, making this index severely outdated. It is left here for the time being, for historical interest.
Here I have collected links to most of the sites I know of where it is possible to listen to recordings made in a restored classical pronunciation. If you know of a site you think belong here, please alert me! Roughly, the criteria for inclusion in this list have been that the reader(s) should use a reconstructed classical pronunciation, and ideally observe vowel quantity and make an effort not to have too strong an accent. (Also, if the amount of recorded material is significant, I have been more forgiving when it comes to faults in pronunciation; if a site contains only a few seconds of audio, the pronunciation would have to be close to perfect for the site to be included.)
- Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature: readings by Robert P. Sonkowsky, Katharina Volk, et al.
- The Classical Language Instruction Project at Princeton (C.L.I.P.): readings by Katharina Volk, et al.
- Listen to the Aeneid Book IV read by Wilfried Stroh
- Latin Verse-Ictus and Multimodal Entrainment by Robert P. Sonkowsky and Franz Halberg
- Association for Latin Teaching (ARLT) Audio
- Performing Cicero
- Scorpio Martianus, a Latin audio-blog by Luke Amadeus Ranieri.
- Audio? Thread from the forums at Textkit with many examples from the members.
Viva Voce – Roman Poetry Recited by Vojin Nedeljkovic.Sadly defunct, but most, if not all of the material can be found at Archive.org, as well as at the following link:
- Latinum – The Latin Language Learning Podcast from London. An enormous and continuously growing collection of spoken Latin
- Latin Poetry Podcast
- Nuntii Latini – weekly news in Latin, from Finland.
- Radio Bremen
- Ephemeris – news in Latin, sometimes with recordings
- Harvard Classics Prose and Poetry Recital Page
- Aussprache und Rezitation antiker Texte
- Colloquia Scholastica
- Leo Latinus: excerpts from audio CDs by Nikolaus Gross
- Ovid-project. What did Ovid’s Metamorphoses sound like?
- Readings from Wheelock’s Latin by Mark Robert Miner
- Readings for Latin 202, Latin Poetry by Walt Stevenson
- Latinitas recens vivaque Saravipontana
- Carmina: Readings of Catullus
- Colloquia Latina spectate et audite! From the University of Kentucky
- Oxford Latin Course Book 1 read by Professor Daniel B. Levine
- Nunc Loquamur – recordings of scripted, modern conversations
- Seneca’s Letters, Book I
- Readings by Gareth Morgan
- YouTube hosts a large number of recordings made by various people. This is just some of them: