Recorded in 2008, this selection contains the mp3 files for a selection of Corderius' colloquia read in Latin-English-Latin
The cd also contains the Latin-only version, in two audio variations, the Willymott and Alexander editions. Copies of the pdf's of the original texts used to produce these recordings are included.
These scripted dialogues were first issued in the 1500's, and immediately became a hit - they went through a large number of editions, and were a staple of the Latin schoolroom right through to the late 1700's. A study made of the bookshelves of students who died while in college at Cambridge University ( whose possessions were recorded in the records), shows that these dialogues, and works by Erasmus, were in almost every student's personal library in the early - mid 1700's.
They only lost popularity when the rise of Nationalism and regionalism in Europe lead to less emphasis being placed on oral fluency in Latin, eventually leading to the situation today, when, for the first time since the fall of Rome, Latin as a spoken medium is in danger of extinction.DVD store
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