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Guild UMBRA Cast
Rare
 
This is the periodic podcast from an enthusiastic guild of MMO gamers, chatting about games we play, are waiting for, along with general pop culture. This podcast serves as an offline method to keep in touch with the game updates, the guild, and preparations for the week.
 
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RPPR Actual Play
Weekly
 
Role Playing Public Radio's recorded RPG sessions
 
Podcast by Warframe
 
Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Gaming, Inclusivity, Geek Life, Dialogue
 
This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.
 
Latinitium offers a podcast in Latin on various subjects, ranging from idiomatic expressions and literature to random curiosities. For a full transcription of the episodes go to http://www.latinitium.com/podcast.
 
This collection of hymns have been translated from the poetry to the Latin church, arranged in the order of the Christian year. "This volume is intended for hours of devotion, and the vast storehouse of sacred poetry of the Latin Church has been put under tribute to supply the material," writes the author, Reverend John Brownlie, in the preface. The collection includes hymns for Christmas, Easter, All Saints' Day, Advent, and more. (Summary by Woolly Bee)
 
Readings of poems classical and contemporary, selected and performed by Mischa Willett, author of PHASES.
 
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Cube of Death
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It’s a quiz show! It’s a dungeon crawl! It’s both! James Carpio is your host and game master, leading a new set of victims, erm, contestants through dark and perilous encounters where they must answer nerdy sci-fi, fantasy, and pop culture questions to survive.
 
“Extreme busyness…is a symptom of deficient vitality; and a faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity.”What comforting words for the idle among us! Like many of the best essayists, Stevenson is very much the genial fireside companion: opinionated, but never malicious; a marvellous practitioner of the inclusive monologue.In this collection of nine pieces he discusses the art of appreciating unattractive scenery, traces the complex social life of ...
 
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This year’s Halloween special takes you on a journey through the art of shuddering. A long time ago the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm wrote down an old German story, a folktale, or fairy tale if you will, about a young man, or boy, who did not know how to shudder. This annoyed the young man and it was all he wanted to learn, he could not let ...…
 
....Available for this episode:..SUbsidia huius partis:.... Video..Spectaculum Latin audio..Vox Latin text..Verba Join us on Patreon ....More videos in Latin available for our kind patrons who make Latinitium.com a possibility! Click below for more information!..Plura spectacula aliaque subsidia fautoribus nostris apud Patreon.com prabentur qui ...…
 
Listen to part two of the story of Perseus in Latin. Today I'm reciting the second and final part of the story of Perseus, taken from Richie's Fabulae faciles, which by know quite well known. If you haven't heard the first part, you'll find it here. Enjoy! Post haec Perseus in finis Aethiopum venit. Ibi Cepheus quidam illo tempore regnabat. Hic ...…
 
Recording of the Story of Perseus, part one. Today I'm reciting the first part of story of Perseus, taken from Richie's Fabulae faciles, which by know quite well known. The first part is available below, part two will be out very soon. Haec narrantur a poetis de Perseo. Perseus filius erat Iovis, maximi deorum; avus eius Acrisius appellabatur. ...…
 
Available for this episode: Video Latin text Latin audio .... VIDEO.. SPECTACULUM.... ....TEXT..VERBA.... Gratias agimus ei qui haec verba transcrisperunt. “Ūna hārum bēluārum plūrēs nāvēs et grandēs fortissimīs nautīs cōnfertās facillimē subvertit aut mergit.” — Olaus Magnus Antīquīs temporibus apud Graecōs et Rōmānōs sub aquā multa et mīra la ...…
 
Recording of Pliny's letter on city and country Life. 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 favor one over the other though… Plinius Minicio Fundano suo s. Mirum est quam singulis diebus in urbe ratio aut constet aut constare videatur, pluribus iunctis ...…
 
Recording of a Latin text from Cicero's de officiis. 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 is 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… C. Canius ...…
 
Latin audio More Latin audio is available here. 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 of his. I stumbled upon a letter that I've read together with several students the last couple of years in which he describes a dan ...…
 
....Find last year's Halloween episode by clicking here. ..Hic premendo adi proximi festi omnium sanctorum spectaculum..... Available for this episode: Video Latin text (transcription of the recording) Latin audio .... VIDEO.. SPECTACULUM.... .... TEXT.. VERBA.... Salvete sodales. Hodie tractabimus terriculamenta, horrenda quae olim et fortasse ...…
 
Latin audio makes learning Latin or rather teaching yourself Latin online possible. There are Latin recordings from the rich Latin literature, from antiquity to the renaissance. You can download the audio files in Mp3. The first ring of power: Gyges finds a ring that makes him invisibile. This is a short story told by Cicero in the third book o ...…
 
These Latin audio recordings make it possible to learn Latin or rather teach yourself Latin online. The audio files are from all of Latin literature, from antiquity to the renaissance. You can listen to them on iTunes or download the audio files here in Mp3 to listen on your phone. This is a Latin recording of the classic beginning of Sallusts' ...…
 
In this Latin language podcast we publish free audio recordings to help people learn Latin or rather to teach yourself Latin online. We've recorded texts from all of Latin literature, from classical antiquity to the renaissance and beyond. If you want to listen to the audio on your phone (e.g. in your car) you can download them here or on iTune ...…
 
AVAILABLE FOR THIS EPISODE:..SUBSIDIA HUIUS PARTIS: VIDEO..SPECTACULUM | Animated video with the text. .. Pellicula cum verbis scriptis. AUDIO..VOX | Audio available for download. .. Vox excepta depromi potest. TEXT..VERBA | Transcript of the episode. .. Ipsa verba transcripta. ....I. VIDEO..I. SPECTACULUM.... ....II. AUDIO..II. VOX.... .... Th ...…
 
One of the most famous stories from Latin literature concerns Cincinnatus’ brief dictatorship, and his absence of lust for power. Authors of the empire would often look back to him as an example of the old Roman morals before they were “corrupted”. Listen to the Latin text recorded from the text book written by Sanford and Scott. These Latin au ...…
 
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. The Latin audio recordings here help make l ...…
 
One should never underestimate an elephant and his ire when cheated. This week's recording of short Latin texts is a short story about a shrewd elephant and it's revenge... In this all Latin podcast we publish free audio recordings for people to learn Latin or rather to teach yourself Latin online. We are recording texts from all of Latin liter ...…
 
Suetonius, most famous as author of a series of biographies of the Roman emperors, has a particulary amusing and engaging style, with an eye for detail, and a remarking ability to paint with words. In this recording you can listen to the Latin text in which Suetonius gives a detail physical description of Julius Caesar. Now that’s compelling La ...…
 
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! Fabula de lignatore et securi aurea Lignatoris iuxta flumen, deo Mercurio dedicatum, tigna caedentis securis cas ...…
 
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. Aurelius Commod ...…
 
Daedalus is most famous for being the first man to develop a viable flight technology—at least in Greek mythology. In this episode I recite this sad story of Daedalus and the fate of his son as they fled from captivity. In this story you’ll learn why he was locked up in the first place. Was he an innocent man? Latin text for the audio: Scelus e ...…
 
It is a great turn of luck that so many of Cicero’s letters have come done to us. Many of these treat the contemporary political events—for which letters are an invaluable source of information. Today, however, you’ll listen not to the political considerations of the statesman Cicero, but to the worried words of Cicero the father, writing to hi ...…
 
If you’re looking for tips on how to learn Latin or improve your Latin, but are pressed for time - look no further. Here you’ll find tidbits from the rich Latin literature (from different levels) to listen to in spare moments. Caesar and the pirates. What more could we want? This is often quoted anecdote is, of course, taken from the Roman hist ...…
 
Who was the Roman poet Ennius? How did he influence Latin literature? Below you will find a video treating these topics and more! You will also find an audio file and a transcription of the text. .... This podcast in Latin is also available on iTunes. .. Hunc sermonem Latinum hic vel apud iTunes auscultare potestis. .... Ennius: Vita et opera D ...…
 
Of all the motivational quotes and texts I have ever read, I thing Ringelbertius puts it best in this passage from his treatise on the best way to study. He truly hits the nail on the head when he emphasises the importance of never ever giving up in our pursuit of a worthy and good goal—in this case the learning of Latin. If you have been strug ...…
 
I remember the first time I visited Pompeii. We were walking through the streets worn out by the carts that had passed there 2000 years earlier. It was truly a magical feeling to experience so up close the residues of every day Roman life. In the midst of this it started pouring down. Dressed in elegant Hawaii shorts, I took cover. In our disap ...…
 
Sallust is by far my favourite Roman historian. No other is able to combine nostalgia, moral judgement, and an engaging narrative style in such a powerful manner. The passage you’ll listen to now is taken from Sallust’s Bellum Catilinae. In the recording you can listen to the Latin text describing the demise of Catiline, the arch-nemesis of Cic ...…
 
Aeneas, the famous Trojan, that took the long way around to get to his promised land of Italy. On the way he broke the heart of Queen Dido—inadvertently, according to legend, giving rise to Hannibal, the Carthaginian avenger, that would almost conquer Rome many centuries later. Listen to the audio of this intermediate level Latin story of Aenea ...…
 
Marcus “Indy” Cicero goes on the quest to find the lost tomb of Archimedes. When even the natives did not believe his tomb was extant, Cicero, using a verse, sets out to prove them wrong. Unlike Indiana Jones, Cicero does not really get his hands dirty. Did he find it? Listen to the audio of this text taken from Cicero’s writings. If you find t ...…
 
If you don’t live close to a Roman villa, this is the next best thing. This passage takes you on a tour of a Roman house, and is written in an accessible Latin style. Listen to the audio and picture the house you are walking through! If you want to hear Latin discussing Roman houses, you can listen to the audio of this Latin text about Roman fu ...…
 
There is, as they say, nothing new under the sun. As the UFC is gaining popularity, and discussions arise regarding its role as entertainment, it can be useful to look to the Romans and their gladiatorial games, which though dramatically different, nevertheless, relate in spirit to the modern equivalents. Listen to the audio of the Latin text a ...…
 
In his old age Cicero wrote set his hand to writing philosophical treatises. These are my favourite works penned by the Roman orator. Today you can listen to the audio of a passage taken from his work on friendship, where he discusses the nature of true friendship. Listen to the recording and follow along with the transcription! Principio qui p ...…
 
It is not as easy to steal pigs as one might be led to think. In this amusing story we learn what happens when you attempt to procure pigs in a less than honourable fashion. A high price is payed. Listen to the audio of this short Latin text. Cum praedones ad Tyrrhenam terram navem piraticam appulissent, ex hara permultos sues furto abactos in ...…
 
Down through the centuries, many authors have penned histories of Roman literature in Latin. Whereas most of these works are often quite lengthy, the Historia critica litterarum Latinarum, book from which this text is taken is uncommon in its brevity. Written by Thomas Vallaurius, the passage treats the Roman historian Q. Curtius Rufus who wrot ...…
 
Salvete sodales! Em alteram partem (Prima pars hic invenitur) orationis quam Florentiae in conventu GrecoLatinoVivo(quem Giampiero Marchi curavit) in theatro Niccolini mense Martio anno MMXVII magno cum gaudio habui. Quae cum ita sint--bene, hoc iam sescenties dixi amicis meis, ergo non erit mirum. Aut quaelibet locutiones erunt satis notae. Er ...…
 
Salvete sodales! Vobis tandem aliquando apporto orationem quam Florentiae in conventu GrecoLatinoVivo (quem Giampiero Marchi curavit) in theatro Niccolini mense Martio huius anni magno cum gaudio habui. Utinam amicorum quoque orationes haberemus quas ederemus! Tot homines docti eo confluxerant ut docte de variis argumentis facerent. Opera amica ...…
 
Of the many anecdotes from Greek history, this one is among the most amusing ones. The poet Philoxenus learns the hard way the price honesty can have in the presence of tyrants. But, given a second chance, does he change his ways, or remain true to himself? Listen to the Latin audio and find out! Libertas loquendi Poematis scribendis operam dab ...…
 
This is the second part of the summary of Cicero’s life composed by Charles Lhomond in the eighteenth century. If you haven’t listened to the first part yet, you can find it here. Below you will find the audio in Latin to listen, as well as a combined audio/text-video so you can follow along with the text and follow the transcription as pure te ...…
 
There are many biographies of Cicero—fewer in Latin, but of these, the short summary of his life composed by Charles Lhomond in the eighteenth century, is a great read for intermediate students, or anyone wanting to practice their Latin while learning about the Roman orator’s life. In this post you can listen to the Latin audio, and follow alon ...…
 
Credit: Wellcome Library, London Wellcome Images http:wellcomeimages.org. Witches five silhouetted figures September 1815 Published Sept 1, 1815. Easter in Sweden has more to do with witches than one might think, so we decided to do a video about it, in Latin of course. Below you will find the audio-file, the video itself as well as a transcrip ...…
 
Hodie vobis recitabo locum e libro qui inscribitur Urbis Romae viri illustres quem Carolus Lhomond saeculo duodevicesimo composuit in usum discipulorum et, ut ex ipsa inscriptione patet, tractantur viri clarissimi Romae quales fuerunt Cicero et Caesar. .... This podcast in Latin is also available on iTunes. .. Hunc sermonem Latinum hic vel apud ...…
 
Abhinc aliquos menses recitavi epistulam Ciceronis et nunc mihi tempus maximum esse videtur ut alteram epistulam ab eodem scriptore scriptam recitem qua Cicero amico aperit quid de ludis circensibus sentiat. Iuvat profecto audire quid Romani ipsi senserint de his ludis quibus homines et bestiae interficiebantur. .... This podcast in Latin is al ...…
 
This is the second part of the story of the Greek hero Theseus and his adventures. If you haven’t listen to the first part, I suggest you do that first. You’ll find that episode here. .... This podcast in Latin is also available on iTunes. .. Hunc sermonem Latinum hic vel apud iTunes auscultare potestis. .... ....Watch a video of the same episo ...…
 
.... This podcast in Latin is also available on iTunes. .. Hunc sermonem Latinum hic vel apud iTunes auscultare potestis. .... Hodie vobis incipiam recitare fabulam quae est de vita et periculis Thesei. Erunt duae partes et hodie primam recitabo partem. Scripta est in usum discipulorum itaque satis facilis est et spero fore ut vobis placeat. Th ...…
 
This podcast in Latin is also available on iTunes. .. Hunc sermonem Latinum hic vel apud iTunes auscultare potestis. .... Lucius et tres latrones Hodie vobis fabulam ex Apulei Metamorphoseon libro tertio non recitabo sed aliis verbis narrabo. Est de Lucio eiusque nocturnis periculis. Insunt cum alia tum caedes et latrones. More Latin on Patreon ...…
 
The Nativity of Christ by Francesco Francia, ca 1490. As Christmas draws nearer, many people are reading the Christmas Story from the New Testament. Most Latinists are familiar with the Christmas Story from the Latin Vulgate, the so called Versio Vulgata, but fewer have read the 16th century translation of the same Latin text in the translation ...…
 
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 Lati ...…
 
Here you'll find a transcript of the episode for easy printing or reviewing. .. Hic ipsa verba sermonis praebentur ut et auscultare et simul legere, si libet, possitis. Salvete sodales! Auscultatis vel spectatis Latinitium. Ego sum hospes vester Daniel et haec est series ubi de litteris, et de locutionibus et de aliis nugacioribus rebus loquor. ...…
 
If you are looking for stories in Latin, this is a gem. Listen to the audio of this story about the huckster Mantacius who understood how to make money by playing his fellow man. What was his scheme? Listen to the audio and find out! Fabula de Mantacio plano sive impostore Mantacius, cum divitias paternas consumpsisset, ut pecuuniam colligeret ...…
 
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.;) Salvete sodales! Auscultatis Latinitium. Ego sum hospes vester Daniel et haec est series ubi ...…
 
.... Here you will find three resources for the episode. Audio Video Text .. Hic reperiuntur tria subsidia huius sermonis: Auscultanda Spectanda Legenda .... AUDIO.. AUSCULTANDA .... This podcast in Latin is also available on iTunes. .. Hunc sermonem Latinum hic vel apud iTunes auscultare potestis. .... .... VIDEO.. SPECTANDA.... ....Watch a vi ...…
 
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