Love - Roman Style: The Best of Catullus, Horace, Propertius, and Ovid in Modern Verse, by Howard Felperin. Narrated by Denis Daly.
Many people today consider Latin literature to be best represented by monumental productions like the Aeneid of Virgil and Caesar’s Gallic Wars. However, the best and most engaging portraits of the Romans as living people are to be found in the works like those of the four poets featured in this recording.
In Howard Felperin’s lively translations, these pieces become verbal postcards of the era, revealing in exquisite detail the passion and the grief, the joy and the pain experienced by the people of Rome as they deal with the inevitable fascination of love as it permeates their daily lives.