Speeches Against Catilina

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This volume contains the four speeches delivered by Cicero in 63 BC, when he was a consul, against the conspiracy headed by L. Sergius Catilina. Catilina was scheming to bring about a general uprising in the country if he could not rise to a position of power by election. This volume includes an English introduction and notes on the speeches by E.A. Upcott.
The e-text used to produce this audiobook also includes further helpful study material for Latin scholars, which has been omitted from this audio version. - Summary by Carolin (3 hr 23 min)


Introduction by Ernest Alfred Upcott 19:28 Read by Phil Schempf
Note A 3:02 Read by Phil Schempf
Note B - On the Legality of the Execution 5:37 Read by Phil Schempf
Oration I. - Before the Senate 43:53 Read by Pamela Nagami
Oration II. - Before the People 39:53 Read by Esther C
Oration III. - Before the People 53:03 Read by Tony Oliva
Oration IV. - Before the Senate 39:00 Read by Ann Boulais


I came, I listened, I gave up!

(2 stars)

I was really excited when I saw the title. Alas my Latin is somewhat rusty and I could not quite understand what was being said so I had to give up listening. I know, I know, the readers just read what is in front of them. But I wonder why it was read at all. How many listeners understand Latin now-a-days?

(1 stars)

The introduction is in English, but the speeches are in Latin.