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Post by kmerline » May 29th, 2008, 9:32 am

Histories Vol. 1 by Herodotus of Halicarnassus Translated by A. D. Godley.

This book was published on November 15, 2008. The audio files have been transferred to Internet Archive, and are available at: http://librivox.org/herodotus-histories-vol-1/

The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC, the Histories tell the story of the war between the Persian Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus traveled extensively around the ancient world, conducting interviews and collecting stories for his book. The rise of the Persian Empire is chronicled, and the causes for the conflict with Greece. Herodotus treats the conflict as an ideological one, frequently contrasting the absolute power of the Persian king with the democratic government of the Greeks. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia.)

Link to Herodotus' Histories: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodotus_Histories
Link to Herodotus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodotus
  1. How to claim a part:
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: November 1, 2008 – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and I will delete your claim. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen.

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    histories1_##_herodotus.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is your section number. (e.g. histories_01_herodotus.mp3)

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    Title: 01 - Book 1, part 1 (for section 01)
    Title: 02 - Book 1, part 2 (for section 02, etc.)
    Artist: Herodotus
    Album: Histories

    Please ignore tags for Genre and Track Number - these will be filled in automatically at the cataloguing stage.

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Last edited by kmerline on November 15th, 2008, 11:04 am, edited 13 times in total.

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Post by AGSec » May 29th, 2008, 3:03 pm

I'll start the ball rolling with section 1, please. :)
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Post by kmerline » May 30th, 2008, 8:51 am

Wow! Thanks Graham! As you can see, I have added you as co-BC. I just finished posting the 1st read file - until I get to them, all the other read links point to the Aeneid. They will all be right in a few minutes.

Edit: OK, we're open for claims! The title is changed to "Herodotus Histories Vol 1", and Godley's initials are corrected. :wink:

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Post by ontheroad » May 30th, 2008, 12:55 pm

I's embarrased to say, but I haven't read Herodotus since I was in school. I'll take sections 11 and 12

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Post by AGSec » May 30th, 2008, 1:04 pm

Signing you up, OTR!

:D
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Post by soulofajedi » June 2nd, 2008, 12:37 pm

I'll go in for sections 13 and 14. This is my first try at Librivox recordings. You can just put me in the catalog as soulofajedi for my forum name, and Jessica Welch for my catalog name, if that makes sense... :)

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Post by AGSec » June 2nd, 2008, 1:36 pm

soulofajedi wrote:I'll go in for sections 13 and 14. This is my first try at Librivox recordings. You can just put me in the catalog as soulofajedi for my forum name, and Jessica Welch for my catalog name, if that makes sense... :)
Signing you up, Jessica. :D

As this is your first recording for LibriVox it would be helpful if you could record a couple of minutes of the text as a test so that Karen and/or I can listen to check your volume and other settings. 8)
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Post by soulofajedi » June 2nd, 2008, 3:11 pm

AGSec wrote:As this is your first recording for LibriVox it would be helpful if you could record a couple of minutes of the text as a test so that Karen and/or I can listen to check your volume and other settings. 8)
When I get to the actual recording, I'll do that. I have a baby, so it might not be an immediate turn around. But I'll try to get a couple of test minutes done soon.

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Post by Chif » June 3rd, 2008, 7:08 am

Hi. I am new to this, but would like to make chapter 2 my first librivox recording. I used to love Herodotus when I studied him at school.
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Post by AGSec » June 3rd, 2008, 8:34 am

I'll sign you up, Chif.

As this is your first recording for LibriVox it would be helpful if you could record a couple of minutes of the text as a test so that Karen and/or I can listen to check your volume and other settings.

Also, what name would you like to go by in the catalogue?

:D
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Post by AGSec » June 3rd, 2008, 8:37 am

I think I'll take Section 5.

8)
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Post by kmerline » June 3rd, 2008, 9:14 am

I was offline yesterday - and look! I'm so pleased at how this is going!

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Post by anne21 » June 3rd, 2008, 11:49 am

I haven't read Herodotus for many years either. Only seeing 'The English Patient' brought back memories of classics lessons.

Could I have section 24? Thanks.

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Post by AGSec » June 3rd, 2008, 12:14 pm

I'll sign you up, Anne. :D
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Post by Caeristhiona » June 4th, 2008, 10:25 am

OK, I absolutely cannot shake my interest in the opening sentence of section 6. :) Come on, how could one NOT read a chapter that starts like that??

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