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"For a while as an infant I certainly knew no Latin, and yet by paying attention I leaned with any fear or unpleasantness between the crooning of nburse and the teasing of jokers and the laughter of playmates. I learnt Latin without any pressure of punishment from others, since my heart urged me to produce its own thoughts...from people talking to me, in whose ears I gave birth to whatever I felt" -- Augustine, Confessions 1.14.23

This page contains links to Podcasts of readings of Latin and (ancient) Greek texts. Although many have been produced under the auspices of Haverford College, those recorded and placed in the public domain by others are also listed. If you would like to have your Classics Podcast listed here, please email

Some Podcast are provided in two styles:

"Natural" -- these readings seeks to capture the sound, rhythm, and pace of natural speech and performance.

"Study-Speed" -- these readings are slowed down, with articulation, word groups, and clauses emphasized; perfect for elucidating word groups and reviewing.

You can subscribe to a Podcast in iTunes using iTunes by clicking on the "[iTunes]" link following the Podcast listing, or using another RSS reader by clicking on the "[RSS]" link.

Available Texts (in Latin & Greek):

News and Views in Latin

  • Nuntii Latini (YLE Radio, Finland) [RSS]
  • Nuntii Latini (Radio Bremen, Germany) [RSS]
  • Vox Romana: a free bi-monthly podcast about all things Roman [RSS]

Augustine

Caesar

  • De Bello Gallico I -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]
  • De Bello Gallico II -- Read by Xander Subashi [iTunes] [RSS]

Catullus

Cicero

  • In Catilinam I.1-5 -- Read by Gareth Morgan [iTunes] [RSS]
  • In Catilinam I-IV -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]
  • Pro Caelio - Read by Xander Subashi
  • Pro Archia - Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [Blog] [iTunes]
  • De Republica -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]

Colloquia Scholastica

  • 39 Neo-Latin dialogues treating a variety of conversational situations -- Read by Villelmus du Cassé et al. [RSS]

Father Foster (via Fr. Coulter)

  • Latin Lover (Vatican Radio) [RSS]
  • Sermons of Pope St. Leo the Great [MP3]

Herodotus

  • Histories (Selections)--Read by George Reuter
    • Natural [RSS]
    • Study-Speed [RSS]

Horace

  • Carmina I.9 and I.37 -- Read by Gareth Morgan [iTunes] [RSS]
  • Carmina 1.34 -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]
  • Carmina omnia -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]

Juvenal

Keller-Russell, "Learn to Read Latin"

  • Vocabulary & Sentences for Ch. 1-9 [iTunes] [RSS]

Latin Inscriptions

  • CLE 397: Epitaph for a Girl -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Latin Textbooks

  • Latinum: a nineteenth-century Latin textbook offering graduated vocabulary, and readings [RSS]

Livy

  • Ab urbe condita XXI -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]
  • Ab urbe condita XXII -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]

Lucan

  • Bellum Civile 2.99-113 (Marius Enters Rome) -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Lucretius

  • De rerum natura 1.1-20 -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Martial

  • Epigram 6.53 (Andragoras' fatal dream) -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Miscellaneous Latin Poetry

  • Latin Poetry Podcast -- Various Latin poems and selections -- Read by Christopher Francese [RSS] [iTunes]

New Testament

  • Vulgate (Latin) [MP3]
  • Evangelium Ioannis -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]
  • Evangelium Matthaei -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]
  • Greek New Testament [MP3]

Ovid

  • Metamorphoses 13.789-797, 838-853 -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Pliny the Younger

  • Anthology [MP3]

Propertius

  • Carmina 3.16 -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Prudentius

  • Peristephanon 14.76ff -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Sallust

  • Bellum Iugurthinum -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]

Seneca

  • Epistles 1 [MP3]
  • De brevitate vitae -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]
  • De tranquillitate animi -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]

Statius

  • Thebaid 7.108-131 -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Sulpicia

  • Carmina 5 (= [Tib.] 4.11) -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]

Tacitus

  • On Nero and Agrippina -- Read by Félix Sanchez Vallejo (available through Vivarium Novum) [MP3]

Vergil

  • Aeneid 1.1-11 via -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS] [iTunes]
  • Aeneid 3.575-587 -- Read by Christopher Francese via "Latin Poetry Podcast" [RSS]