By Stephen G. Daitz
The [Living Voice] series of cassettes for teachers and students features oral performances of important works in Latin by Robert Sonkowsky, Professor of Classics at the University of Minnesota and professional actor, as well as readings in classical Greek, along with introductory tapes, by Professor Stephen Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classical Languages, City College, CUNY, editor of the series. The readings incorporate the Restored Classical pronunciation of Latin and Greek after the scholarly conclusions of historical linguists and endeavour to interpret the selections in accord with the text. Each reading in this series is produced on clear-sounding cassettes, is housed in a sturdy vinyl album, and is accompanied by the original Latin or Greek text and a facing English translation in booklet form.
NOTA BENE: All of the Living Voice of Latin and Greek recordings by Dr. Stephen G. Daitz have been converted to MP3 and are now available for download or on DVD (shipping/handling rates apply). To purchase and download the complete readings or only specific tracks, use the "iPodius Download" link.
Complete program consists of four parts each with six cassettes and corresponding Greek text (long vowels marked) with English translation.
Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York, has taught courses in the Greek and Latin languages and literatures for many years. He has specialized in research on Greek manuscripts (The Jerusalem Palimpsest of Euripides: A Facsimile Edition, De Gruyter, Berlin), and on textual criticism (Euripides, Hecuba, Teubner, Leipzig). In recent years, turning to oral performance, he founded and edited the recording series, The Living Voice of Greek and Latin Literature, now published by Bolchazy-Carducci.