Ancient Greeks have news too

In response to Allusionist 4: Latin Lives, Eush writes:

My Classics nerd self leapt with joy when I saw that your latest episode was about Nuntii Latini. But because I am a Hellenist at heart, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that there's also Ancient Greek news out there, though it's written instead of spoken.

Also, should you want to listen to Latin doo-wop, here is 'De Brevitate Vitae/Gaudeamus Igitur' sung in such a way:


Elvis in Latin

There was lots of interesting stuff about Nuntii Latini that I couldn't fit into the Latin Lives! episode, but to learn more about the bulletins and the people who lovingly make them, here's a good article.

My interest was particularly piqued by the mention of Dr Jukka Ammondt, whose painful divorce compelled him to start singing Latin covers of Elvis songs.

Thank goodness there is video of this. Here's Dr Ammondt singing 'Don't Be Cruel':

Here's a whole album of Dr Ammondt's Latin versions of Elvis songs. 'Love Me Tender' is sounding pretty good.