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kmerline
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Post by kmerline » July 21st, 2008, 12:51 pm

The Lives of the Twelve Caesars by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus. Translated by Alexander Thomson, M.D.; edited by T. Forester. 11/27

This book was cataloged on April 1, 2009. The audio files have been transferred to Internet Archive and are available at http://librivox.org/twelve-caesars-by-suetonius/

The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies of Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire. The work was written in 121 during the reign of the emperor Hadrian, while Suetonius was Hadrian's personal secretary. The Lives of the Twelve Caesars concentrates on the acts and personalities of the Julio-Claudians and their immediate successors. Together with Tacitus' Annals, this work is a major source for the historical details in Robert Graves' novels "I Claudius" and "Claudius the God". This edition includes the fragmentary Lives of Famous Rhetoricians, Grammarians, and Poets. (Summary from Wikipedia, adapted and extended by Karen Merline.)

Link to Suetonius: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suetonius
Link to "The Lives of the Twelve Caesars": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Twelve_Caesars
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    NOTE 8/01/08: No need to re-record, but listening to Graham's preface reminds me that Suetonius is pronounced "sweh - tone - ius"


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Post by English Andrew » July 22nd, 2008, 9:04 am

Can I put in a claim for Sections 16-18 (Gaius Caligula) and 26-29 (Galba, Otho, Vitellius) please?

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Post by kmerline » July 22nd, 2008, 9:33 am

Thank you, Andrew - the sections are all yours!

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Post by AGSec » July 22nd, 2008, 9:33 am

I'll start the ball rolling with section 1, if I may.

:D
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Post by AGSec » July 22nd, 2008, 9:35 am

AGSec wrote:I'll start the ball rolling with section 1, if I may.

:D
Oh, and the Preface too!

:P
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Post by russiandoll » July 22nd, 2008, 9:50 am

Nero, please!
rd
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Post by AGSec » July 22nd, 2008, 10:03 am

russiandoll wrote:Nero, please!
rd
He's all yours, if you know what I mean, rd!

:wink:
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Post by AGSec » July 22nd, 2008, 10:08 am

I've decided to take the rest of Julius Caesar.

And we haven't even got off the Launch Pad yet!

:roll:
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Post by Kikisaulite » July 22nd, 2008, 10:55 am

Tiberius, please! :wink:
Keep your mind here and now, where it belongs.

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Post by kmerline » July 22nd, 2008, 11:07 am

Kristine, Tiberius is yours! :) (I just got done posting the read files . . . )

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Post by miss stav » July 22nd, 2008, 11:29 am

Hi Karen,
do you need a dpl? If so, I am here. I would love to read this book, it sounds so interesting.
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Post by buaes » July 22nd, 2008, 11:58 am

I would like to volunteer to read sections
19: Claudius part 1, par 1-15 (4350 words),
20: Claudius part 2, par 16-27 (4080 words)
and 21: Claudius part 3, par 28-46 (3939 words)

Under the pseudonym BUAES

:lol:

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Post by kmerline » July 22nd, 2008, 7:57 pm

miss stav wrote:Hi Karen,
do you need a dpl? If so, I am here. I would love to read this book, it sounds so interesting.
Stav.
Sure, Stav, you are most welcome! Entering you in the data base!

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Post by kmerline » July 22nd, 2008, 8:04 pm

buaes wrote:I would like to volunteer to read sections
19: Claudius part 1, par 1-15 (4350 words),
20: Claudius part 2, par 16-27 (4080 words)
and 21: Claudius part 3, par 28-46 (3939 words)

Under the pseudonym BUAES

:lol:
Hi buaes, welcome to LibriVox. Section 19, 20, and 21 have been assigned to you. Unless you have previous recording experience, you might like to submit a 3 or 4 minute sample of the beginning of your section to make sure the technical issues are all ironed out. :)

Just post it to this thread, and I'll have a listen. When you reply, please tell me the name you wish to use for catalog credit and your URL, if any.

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Post by kmerline » July 22nd, 2008, 8:11 pm

Hi all - This is just to let you know I will be out of town from tomorrow, Weds July 23 through Mon July 28. I'll be checking in intermittently by laptop. AGSec is co-BC, and he will look in - but I haven't checked his availability :oops:

So if responses are slow, please be patient and I'll catch up with you after July 28.

Moving to Readers Wanted.

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