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Latin - The Pronunciation and Reading of Classical Latin w/Cassette

Latin - The Pronunciation and Reading of Classical Latin w/Cassette
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A Practical Guide
By Stephen G, Daitz. 2 cassettes and booklet. The [Living Voice] series of cassettes for teachers and students features oral performances of important works in Latin by Robert Sonkowsky, Professor of Classics at the University of Minnesota and professional actor, as well as readings in classical Greek, along with introductory tapes, by Professor Stephen Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classical Languages, City College, CUNY, editor of the series. Two cassettes plus an accompanying booklet which contains demonstration texts and practical exercises on the restored pronunciation and the metrics of Latin. This program explains the pronunciation of the vowels, consonants and dipthongs of classical Latin, the principles of Latin accentuation, and presents a method of reading Latin poetry that integrates the natural word accents with the rhythm based upon syllabic quantity.


Product ID: 31208
Category: Learn
Supporting language: Latin
Platforms/media types: Audio Cassette
Specifications: Also available on CD's
Review from Amazon: This overview of Latin pronunciation, spoken beautifully, is helpful for anyone who wants to practce classical Latin. There are numerous examples, and spaces for you to repeat them. At last the nasalization of endings like -um in bellum is clear! Most helpful was the professor's laying out of his technique of 5 stages for acquiring the correct pronunciation of whole passages of prose and poetry--I intend to rely on it. I felt a little fear when he started to discuss scansion of verse (since I am just beginning my review of the Latin I learned over 50 years ago), but again he was a model of clarity. He also reads--very beautifully--some well known poetry and prose (for example, Catullus 101), and I felt such a connection with the oral Latin tradition that I wished I coud hear him read many more passages. He dealt briefly with the issue of elision, and for the first time, I think I got it. I even found myself feeling encouraged by his kind words about the time it takes to read fluently.