[COMPLETE] Herodotus Histories Vol. 3 - km

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Post by kmerline » April 21st, 2009, 8:25 am

Histories Vol. 3 by Herodotus of Halicarnassus Translated by A. D. Godley.

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/herodotus-histories-vol-3-by-herodotus-of-halicarnassus/
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
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  3. Is there a deadline?
    Target completion date of this project: October 21, 2009. – but try to send your recordings as soon as you can. I will note the date you volunteer for a chapter, and if you haven't recorded or posted about the progress of your chapter(s) for a month at any time, I may put them back to the pool. This doesn't mean you have to record within a month of making a claim, just be sure to keep in touch to let me know how things are going. As reading progresses, after due warning, we may reassign your sections if your claim languishes! 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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Post by kmerline » April 21st, 2009, 10:43 am

The read files are posted and this is ready for claims. :)

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Post by kmerline » April 22nd, 2009, 10:55 am

Moving to "Readers Wanted!"

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Post by Sibella » May 5th, 2009, 5:18 am

17-22 here! Thanks.
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Post by kmerline » May 5th, 2009, 12:21 pm

I am thinking of creating a macro. That way, I can say "thank you Sibella" with one or two keystrokes, and save lots of time!

Thank you Sibella! :D

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Post by Sibella » May 5th, 2009, 1:27 pm

:lol:
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Post by pelagicyak » May 28th, 2009, 10:13 am

As my inaugural act of librivoxing, may I record section I ? Assuming the first run goes well, I'll circle back for more unassigned sections later.

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Post by kmerline » May 31st, 2009, 5:07 pm

Hi peleg, welcome to LibriVox, and welcome to Herodotus' Histories. Section 1 has 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 saxumlusci » May 31st, 2009, 7:13 pm

Hello.

I would like to do sections two and three. Just did my first two recordings. I think I will get better as I do more :)

Peter

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Post by kmerline » June 1st, 2009, 4:14 pm

Of course you will get better! Your claim is very welcome and I am making the assignment.

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Post by AGSec » June 14th, 2009, 1:12 am

I've taken the second half of Book 7 (Sections 6-10)

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Post by kmerline » June 15th, 2009, 1:55 pm

Wonderful! Thank you, Graham!

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Post by jatiear » June 17th, 2009, 12:49 pm

Hi!

This is my first recording for LibriVox, and I would like to take sections 4 and 5 if that's ok. Thanks!

Jason

P.S. You can put my full name, Jason Tiearney, in for the catalog credit...I don't have a url.

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Post by Godsend » June 17th, 2009, 6:36 pm

Hi:

could somebody please sign me up for sections #11 & #12 please?

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Post by kmerline » June 18th, 2009, 2:28 pm

jatiear wrote:Hi!

This is my first recording for LibriVox, and I would like to take sections 4 and 5 if that's ok. Thanks!

Jason

P.S. You can put my full name, Jason Tiearney, in for the catalog credit...I don't have a url.
Hi Jason, welcome to LibriVox. Section 4 and 5 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.

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