BBC Radio 4 Program about Virgil and the Aeneiad

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BBC Radio 4 Program about Virgil and the Aeneiad

Post by Dean » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:56 am

I found a radio program from BBC Radio 4 about Virgil and the Aeneiad. I don't know if the link is still good but it is: ... time18.mp3

It is an mp3 file (11 megs) about 45 minutes long.
It is an interesting listen!
If the link doesn't work, they only post it for listening for a limited time, I have the file on my computer and it can be sent to people via Dropload.
If anyone wants it, please let me know.


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Post by annis » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:19 pm

Ah, "In Our Time." I've been listening to this for about two months now. Even if the mp3 goes away, it appears they keep RealAudio files around for a while. Just look through the archive to find what you want. There's an Odyssey show under "History."
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Post by Beati Pauperes » Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:44 am

Excellent suggestions Annis and Dean!!!

I was thrilled to listen to them. It also helps me with my English pronunciation and listening skills. It is quite informative and well researched. Thanks a lot!!! :wink:

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Post by Sebastian Swift » Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:56 pm

I listened to the first fifteen minutes before being interrupted: it seemed interesting but I'm not sure if I would've listened to it all. I mean, much of what I heard pertained to whether or not Vergil was paid to write poetry freely or work Augustan propaganda into it--a topic which anyone who's studied more than one book of the Aeneid already knows is mere speculation.

Perhaps when I have some more free time and a higher tolerance of intense British accents... ;)

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