Living Latin: Recordings of Spoken Latin, Using Ecclesiastical Pronunciation

I would recommend sticking with Ecclesiastical Latin videos until one’s pronunciation is well established, whatever one’s age or level of Latin.

Silus et Maria – YouTube

The simplest videos I could find are produced by the GrecoLatinoVivo Youtube Channel from the Centro Nazionale di Studi Classici.  There are, as I write, twenty-two videos in the Playlist.  The most recent dates to January 2022.  Because they are intended for young children, they are perfect to start.

Discord and the Golden Apple ⚖️ The Judgement of Paris, Act 1 🍏 Easy Latin story [ECCLESIASTICAL]

Who’s the fairest of them all? ⚖️ The Judgement of Paris, Act 2 🍏 Easy Latin story [ECCLESIASTICAL]

The young man’s choice ⚖️ The Judgement of Paris, Act 3 🍏 Easy Latin story [ECCLESIASTICAL]

The Christmas story told in easy Latin with illustrations [ECCLESIASTICAL]

The Easter story told in easy Latin with illustrations [ECCLESIASTICAL]

The Youtube Channel Found in Antiquity has lots of videos with simple stories told in highly comprehensible Latin, but to an older student than Silus et Maria.  Currently, there are five using Ecclesiastical pronunciation, the last one published just hours before my writing.

Res Amplificatae latine enodatae – YouTube

GrecoLatinoVivo has produced another useful series of eight short videos, Res Amplificatae Latine Enodatae (Things Expanded upon Lucidly and in Latin).

LEARNING LATIN AND COOKING! – “Pasta vermiculata in iure acribus pomis holeribusque trito”

Latinitas Culinaria – Latin in the kitchen! – Papiliones in iure pistaciis aurantioque trito

Latinitas Culinaria: Bubula piperata Pinitano more (Peposo all’imprunetina)

Latinitas Culinaria #4 – Diospyros in fundamento socoladae crustulis subamaris ornatus!

Latinitas Culinaria #5 – Ovum Caroli Cracco more in caseo parmensi conflato

Latinitas Culinaria: Tomacula temulenta!

LATINITAS CULINARIA #7: Solana tuberosa in iure citrorum

And yet another series from GrecoLatinoVivo provides videos of longer duration and greater challenge, called Latinitas Culinaria, of which there are seven, and the last produced quite recently (May 2022) and hopefully only the most recent.

Ubi adolevisti? / Ubi educatus es? (Latin Listening Project – Ecclesiastical Pronunciation)

Quomodo fiat cibus e manutergio (Latin Listening Project – Ecclesiastical Pronunciation)

The aim of the Latin Listening Project is to share examples of people speaking Latin.  There are seventy videos in the series, which seems to end in 2020, and two are labeled as Ecclesiastical Pronunciation, and both feature Justin Slocum Bailey (we will encounter him again when we get to how to teach Latin in Latin).  There may be more, but if there are, they are not labeled.

And the final series that I recommend from GrecoLatinoVivo features conversations in Latin, and the first of six in the playlist (most recent from 2020) is with Luke Ranieri.


One more possibility for increasing one’s input of spoken Latin, alongside increased input of written Latin – audio recordings that have been made of Lingua latina per se illustrata, Familia Romana.  

 LLPSI. Familia Rōmāna. Capitulum I. Pronunzia italica / tradizionale / ecclesiastica 

The Youtube Channel Via Latina is up through Chapter XII, this last from March 2022.

FAMILIA ROMANA: capitulum I (pronuntiatus italicus)

The Youtube Channel of the Schola Latina produced a recording for chapter I, but this was several years ago.

Schola Latina has also produced five recordings from the Epitome historiae sacrae by Charles Francis L’Homond (1727-1794), which has been adapted for use in the Lingua latina per se illustrata series. 

Also, the whole of the Regula Benedicti in beautiful Ecclesiastical Latin (text here)

Regula Sancti Benedicti 

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