Lucretius commentary in LATIN!

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    Live commentary on Lucretius in spoken Latin!

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    So, here's another reason to learn Latin.

    Close your eyes and imagine a conversation in ancient Rome. Stefano also reads some selections from De Rerum Natural.

    And I understand almost nothing, maybe the occasional ergo or sum or hic. I just found out fascinating.

  • It would be particularly interesting to follow their word order to see if they try to recreate the "wait til the very end of the super-long sentence to give us the main verb so we know what you are talking about" syntax (since "word order makes no difference!") that they try to teach in Latin classes. I suspect they don't nor do I think the Romans talked that way.

    Unfortunately after Mariana said Ego Sum Mariana I lost it too.