Friday, February 20, 2015

Reading Latin Poetry

Reading Latin Poetry
Welcome to the Reading Latin Poetry Podcast. This is a series of podcasts based on reading, translating, analyzing and interpreting Latin poetry. Comments, suggestions and questions are most welcome, and may be sent to 

The podcast is available on iTunes, and can be found by clicking here or by searching for "reading Latin poetry" in the iTunes store.

The series begins with selections from the poetry of Catullus. At this stage, I am planning to cover poems 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 22, 25, 30, 31, 39, 42, 43, 45, 49, 51, 57, 70, 72, 75, 76, 78, 83, 84, 85, 87, 92, 97 and 101, as these are the most frequently prescribed texts for study, and contain my personal favorites. However, if there is a poem not on this list that you particularly like, feel free to email me and make a request. I would love to do poem 64, but this would be a Herculean labour, and one which I will either attempt or avoid as the time comes.

After Catullus, I will most likely turn my attention to Ovid. However, I am also happy to take requests. 

The text used for Catullus is Mynors' Oxford Classical Text. The commentaries to which I will make reference are Fordyce (1961), Godwin (1999) and Garrison (2004).

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