Entries Tagged as 'Latin Poetry Podcast'

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Basics of Scansion 6: The Mute + Liquid Rule

Explanation of the mute + liquid rule in Latin poetry, whereby a syllable is not counted long when a short vowel is followed by two consonants if those consonants are a mute and a liquid (br, tr, gl, etc.)

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Basics of Scansion 5: Syllable Quantities

Explanation of the concept of syllable quantity, with lots of examples from Latin poetry, with special attention to problems created by consonantal i, and qu- and su-.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Basics of Scansion 4: Known Quantities

Discussion of Latin words with consistent quantities, knowledge of which will help in scanning Latin poetry.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Basics of Scansion Part 3: Ambiguous Quantities

Discussion of how vowel quantities can change the meaning and function of Latin words, with focus on the implications for scansion of poetry.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Basics of Scansion Part 2: Vowel Quantities

Discussion of long and short vowels and diphthongs, with special attention to apparent diphthongs that are actually two syllables.

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Basics of Scansion Part 1: Stress Accent vs. Quanitity

Introduction to the concepts of prosody, scansion, stress accent and quantitative meters, with examples of scansion in English and Latin.

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Show Me the Scansion

I have been experimenting with a nifty iPad app and teacher community called ShowMe as a way of teaching the basics of scansion and reading aloud. It has a sort of “telestrator” feature that seems tailor made for this kind of thing. I’ve been getting lucky with the apps I’m finding lately! First I found one […]

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

A Fabulous Punishment (Martial, De Spectaculis 7)

Martial De Spectaculis 9 The epigram writer Martial describes a mythological enactment in the arena, the execution of a slave which was staged to resemble a popular mime based on the story of a notorious bandit, Laureolus. He compares his fate of being exposed to a bear to that of the mythological hero Prometheus, punished […]

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The Fall of Rome

“De mutata Romae fortuna,” incerti auctoris, ed. N. E. Lemaire, Poetae Latini Minores vol. 4 (Paris, 1825), pp. 537-538. De mutata Romae fortuna Nobilibus quondam fueras cōnstructa patrōnīs subdita nunc servis, heu, male Roma tuis. Deseruere tui tanto te tempore reges; cessit et ad Graecos nomen honosque tuus. Cōnstantīnopolis florens, nova Roma vocatur,                                  5 moribus […]

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

The Art of Love (Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.1-24)

Hi everybody! Sorry for the extended hiatus. The summer should bring time for more frequent updates. Hope you enjoy this bit of Ovid. The translation here is my own. Ov. Ars Amatoria 1.1-24 Siquis in hoc artem populo non novit amandi, Hoc legat et lecto carmine doctus amet. Arte citae veloque rates remoque moventur, Arte […]