Thursday, October 23, 2008

Performing Cicero's Pro Archia

Performing Cicero's Pro Archia
by Jon Hall

This DVD presents a complete performance in Latin of Pro Archia Poeta, Cicero’s defense of the Greek poet Archia and of humanistic education in general.

Designed specifically as a teaching aid for high school and university Latin classes, the DVD includes several special features:

• Full Latin text of Cicero’s Pro Archia, performed by Dr. Jon Hall
• Optional Latin subtitles keyed to the performance of the speech
• English commentary on the speech by Dr. Jon Hall
• Options for playing the complete performance or individual sections of the speech
• Booklet with tips on how to use the DVD, note on pronunciation used, and select bibliography for further reading

Jon Hall has taught in the Classics Department at the University of Otago, New Zealand, since 1993. He is coauthor (with Robin Bond) of Performing Cicero’s Speeches: An Experimental Workshop (Bolchazy-Carducci, 2003) and has published articles and book chapters on the oratory and letters of Cicero.

DVD (2008) ISBN 978-0-86516-707-0

Click here to see Performing Cicero's Pro Archia at our website.


  1. Anonymous4:51 PM

    Definitely interesting in ordering this for my AP class (we just started Pro Archia last week). Is it ready to order yet? I can't find a price listing.

  2. Anonymous10:06 AM


    Yes, it is available. The price is $20.00 (subject to change).