[COMPLETE] The Iliad by Homer, Pope Translation - tg

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Magister P
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Post by Magister P » May 15th, 2011, 2:14 pm

The Iliad by Homer (ca. 8th century B.C.) . [Translated by Alexander Pope](1688-1744).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/the-iliad-pope-translation-by-homer/

Abandoned solo adopted by jmoorehouse
Homer’s Iliad is the first great work of Western literature. Composed in twenty-four books of Greek hexameter poetry, it portrays the events of the last year of the Trojan War. Its translation into rhyming couplets by Alexander Pope is considered by some the greatest act of translation in English. Its power sweeps the reader along through an epic tale that begins with the wrath of Achilles and ends with the burial of Hector, breaker of horses. (Introduction by Steve Perkins)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6130
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): Standard

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  • The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!

    Start of recording (Intro)
    • "Introduction of The Iliad. - This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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      "The Iliad, by Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope. Book 1"

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      End of Book 1"
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Si prima repetens ab origine pergam,
ante diem clauso componat Vesper Olympo.
Vergil, Aeneid I.372, 374

If starting from the very first
I should begin this tale,
The night would sooner close the day
And Mt. Olympus veil.

Nullifidian
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Post by Nullifidian » May 15th, 2011, 10:34 pm

I don't know when you're going to get an MC for this, but I would dearly love to be the DPL. I just began listening again to the Ian McKellen audiobook of the Fagles translation of The Odyssey, so I'm in a mood for all things Homeric. :D

One slight snag that may arise is the fact that your source asserts a Creative Commons license to its e-text. We don't release things under a Creative Commons license here at LV, but rather into the public domain, which means that a person can create any sort of derivative work from our audiobooks and may strip all licensing notices and other identifying information from it.

The following e-text appears to be the same version (notes by Buckley, translation by Pope) and is on Project Gutenberg, so there will be no problems about CC licenses.
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6130

Magister P
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Post by Magister P » May 16th, 2011, 6:29 am

Greetings, Nullifidian! I am glad to hear of your interest. I heard Fagles speak once just after his translation of the Iliad had come out. He said then that he thought Pope's was the best translation in English. I have to admit, that while being a huge Pope fan, I do love Fagles' translation as well.

Glad to have you as DPL. Thanks for the catch about licensing. I will use the Gutenberg text.

Magister P.
Si prima repetens ab origine pergam,
ante diem clauso componat Vesper Olympo.
Vergil, Aeneid I.372, 374

If starting from the very first
I should begin this tale,
The night would sooner close the day
And Mt. Olympus veil.

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Post by TriciaG » May 17th, 2011, 6:09 pm

I'll MC this for you. Be back with the MW.
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Post by TriciaG » May 17th, 2011, 6:21 pm

OK, I think you're set up. I've entered the first couple sections in the MW for you, which may or may not be correct. (I see the introduction is about 10,000 words, which you may have intended to split up.)

I'll PM you instructions to the MW. Holler if you have questions.

Have fun!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
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Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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Post by TriciaG » May 25th, 2011, 1:13 pm

Moving over to Going Solo. :)
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

Magister P
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Post by Magister P » May 27th, 2011, 5:44 am

Thanks! Now that my teaching semester has ended, I can get back to LV business. I have the Introduction recorded and am just about to finish editing. I will hopefully upload today or tomorrow.
Si prima repetens ab origine pergam,
ante diem clauso componat Vesper Olympo.
Vergil, Aeneid I.372, 374

If starting from the very first
I should begin this tale,
The night would sooner close the day
And Mt. Olympus veil.

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » May 27th, 2011, 6:38 am

Great! Note that due to the hacker, you'll probably end up getting a new password for the Magic Window. I'll let you know.
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

Magister P
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Post by Magister P » May 31st, 2011, 4:34 pm

Huge thanks, Tricia! I have just uploaded the general Introduction. It is yours for the listening, Nullifidian!
Si prima repetens ab origine pergam,
ante diem clauso componat Vesper Olympo.
Vergil, Aeneid I.372, 374

If starting from the very first
I should begin this tale,
The night would sooner close the day
And Mt. Olympus veil.

Magister P
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Joined: May 3rd, 2011, 12:29 pm

Post by Magister P » June 4th, 2011, 5:13 am

Tricia,

I have been watching this site each day, and suddenly noticed that the Magic Window had a 404 error. Do you know why this would be?

Thanks,
Magister P.
Si prima repetens ab origine pergam,
ante diem clauso componat Vesper Olympo.
Vergil, Aeneid I.372, 374

If starting from the very first
I should begin this tale,
The night would sooner close the day
And Mt. Olympus veil.

TriciaG
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Post by TriciaG » June 4th, 2011, 6:24 am

We're aware of the problem. See the sticky above the thread list, or this: http://forum.librivox.org/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=33723
:)

You can still upload files to the uploader. If you do, just post the link and duration in the thread, and then you can fill in the MW when it's available.
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

Magister P
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Post by Magister P » June 4th, 2011, 6:29 am

Ah, I had missed that. Thanks!
Si prima repetens ab origine pergam,
ante diem clauso componat Vesper Olympo.
Vergil, Aeneid I.372, 374

If starting from the very first
I should begin this tale,
The night would sooner close the day
And Mt. Olympus veil.

Nullifidian
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Joined: January 17th, 2010, 9:18 pm
Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Post by Nullifidian » July 9th, 2011, 8:42 pm

I'm afraid I'm leaving LibriVox, so I won't be able to complete this project as your DPL. Sorry. :(

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Post by Kehinde » July 11th, 2011, 2:08 pm

Hello!

Would love to DPL the project if I may. Thanks! <3
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Post by TriciaG » July 11th, 2011, 2:14 pm

Thanks, Kehinde!
Elizabethan Poetry: The Psalmes of David
Boring works 30-70 minutes long: Insomnia Collection 5
Short essays: Elia, and The Last Essays of Elia

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