Nutting - Latin Reader - "De America" - 4hrs 23 mins
Nutting's "De America". This interesting series of historical stories ( broken into 100 episodes) is composed in relatively simple Latin. It chronicles the period from Christopher Columbus until the founding of the American Republic. Conceived of as a reader introductory to Caesar, the series focuses on the period of discovery, and then on battles between the settlers and the Native Americans, and between the American colonists and the British, interspersed with individual tales of the trials of life during this interesting period of history. Occasional discursions are made when a comparison with Roman history seems apt. This is not a dry re-telling of history, but is a carefully crafted and delightful series of stories, that are well enough written that they bear listening to several times. One of the best Latin readers I have yet encountered.
Read in the restored classical pronunciation of Latin by Evan Millner. Recorded in November MMIX.