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Christopher Francese, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at Dickinson yesterday (“Active Latin in the Classroom: Strategies for Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Students” with Milena Minkova and Terence Tunberg), has an excellent series of podcasts on Latin poetry, and I don’t know why I haven’t seen these until now.
Listening to Oedipus’ Self-Blinding, there was a sort of grotesque pleasure in reading the Latin as he gave his translation. But he also includes some notes on meter, and finally reads in Latin.
This is a marked improvement to Arms and the Man, which included just a Latin reading. Thankfully this was improved upon in Quintilian on Pauses in Aeneid 1.1-8, which is exactly what I’ve been looking for in a podcast from a classicist.
So we can add Franchese’s Latin Poetry Podcast to our feed readers alongside the always interesting Classics in Discussion from Warwick.
Here’s hoping that more follow these exempla virtutis.