Hopefully this isn't considered off topic. Are there any audio-video works of art or linguistics that have highly accurate (based on our best reconstructions) depictions of Classical Latin speech in terms of pronunciation and prosody?

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    One-page summary of Latin pronunciation from freshman etymology.
    – jlawler
    Oct 10 '15 at 4:56
  • It appears that I was unclear (and I completely forgot about this question when I was out of town). I was wondering if there were any audio-video works with accurate representations. Movies, radios, etc. Oct 15 '15 at 7:45
  • @JustinOlbrantz, "audio-video works with accurate representations"??? I hope you realize that the way we read Latin is an educated, more or less accurate approximation (reconstruction). Nothing more. I highly doubt any reputable scholar would agree to produce such media materials.
    – Alex B.
    Jan 29 '16 at 21:06

Vox Latina: A Guide to the Pronunciation of Classical Latin by W.Sydney Allen is probably what you're looking for.


In addition to Vox Latina, Edgar Sturtevant's The Pronunciation of Greek and Latin is also helpful.

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