W.H.D. Rouse's Sounds of Ancient Greek

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W.H.D. Rouse's Sounds of Ancient Greek

Post by jeidsath » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:06 pm

https://archive.org/details/grc-whdr-sounds.b

I have finally gotten my hands on the first record of Rouse's 1932 Linguaphone recording thanks to the University of Chicago archive. The second (more interesting) record is, alas, still unavailable.

Rouse's enunciation is very clear, and he uses a pronunciation very similar to the Vox Graeca suggested pronunciation from some decades later, with minor differences. His cadence is good, and his tonal accents are strong, with a sing-song quality.
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Re: W.H.D. Rouse's Sounds of Ancient Greek

Post by jeidsath » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:52 pm

The British Library was able to get me copies of the second disc. You can now hear Rouse read Demosthenes, Sophocles, Homer, and Pindar.
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