The Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. Translated by H.R. James.
This is a fun book, well written and not like the sometimes dry philosophy fare. It consists of poems (songs) and prose. Most sections have a song and a short section of prose. All sections are very short - the longest perhaps 20 minutes, the shortest about 3 minutes. So this is a nice thing to do in-between longer chapters, or come back for more helpings! :)
- How to claim a part, and 'how it all works' here
To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are 'up for grabs.' Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you�d like to read (include the blue number, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
- New to recording?
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- Is there a deadline?
Target completion date of this project: 25 March 2007 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 it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we are all volunteers and things happen.
- Where do I find the text?
Gutenberg e-text: http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14328
- Please claim section numbers (the numbers in the first column below)!
Some of these sections are very short, others a little longer. Please consult the e-text to choose, but I think no section is much longer than 20 minutes.
Do read the footnotes if you find them useful.
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- BEFORE recording:
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- DURING recording:
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Start of recording (Intro)
- "This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
- If you wish, say:
"Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
"The Consolation of Philosophy, by by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. Translated by H.R. James. [Book and book title, e.g. "Book 1, The Sorrows of Boethius"], [Section, e.g. "Song 1: Boethius' Complaint, and section 1" (as outlined in the readers' list)]"
End of recording
- At the end of the section, say:
�End of [Book and book title, e.g. "Book 1, The Sorrows of Boethius"], [Section, e.g. "Song 1: Boethius' Complaint, and section 1" (as outlined in the readers' list)]"
- At the end of the whole book, say (in addition):
"End of The Consolation of Philosophy, by by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius and translated by H.R. James."
Please leave 5 seconds silence at the end of your recording, or 10 seconds for files longer than 30 minutes!
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- AFTER recording:
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
consolationphilosophy_##_boethius.mp3 , all lower-case, where ## is the two-digit section number (first column above). (consolationphilosophy_01_boethius.mp3)
ID3 V2 tags
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Add the following tags to your .mp3 file (how you do this depends on which software you use - if you are unsure about ID3 tags, send me a message). Please mind upper and lower case and take care with the spelling - you may want to copy and paste these.
Title: [your two-digit section number] - Book [number], section [title (as outlined in the readers' list)], e.g. '05 - Book I, Song VI: All Things Have Their Needful Order, and section VI'
Artist: Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (transl. James)
Album: The Consolation of Philosophy
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- the runtime of the recording in format hh:mm:ss
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