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Post by Leni » March 29th, 2013, 9:40 am

This project is complete! All audio files can be found at https://librivox.org/the-aeneid-by-virgil/ !

The Aeneid, by Publius Vergilius Maro , prose translation by J. W. Mackail.
The Aeneid is the most famous Latin epic poem, written by Virgil in the 1st century BC. The story revolves around the legendary hero Aeneas, a Trojan prince who left behind the ruins of his city and led his fellow citizens to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans. The first six of the poem’s twelve books tell the story of Aeneas’ wanderings from Troy to Italy, while the poem’s second half treats the Trojans’ victorious war upon the Latins. This is the recording of J.W.MacKail's prose translation. (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Leni » March 29th, 2013, 10:06 am

Open for business, looking for a DPLer and readers, of course! :D
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Post by neustar » March 30th, 2013, 10:29 am

Leni,

May I read the Preface and first 2 sections?

Thanks

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Post by DSayers » March 30th, 2013, 9:51 pm

I'll volunteer for 00 and 01.

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Post by Leni » March 31st, 2013, 7:34 am

Bob, thanks for claiming.

Denny, sorry, Bob had just claimed the first three sections before you. :( Would it be ok if I assigned you the next two, sections 3 and 4?
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Post by DSayers » March 31st, 2013, 7:55 am

Leni wrote:Bob, thanks for claiming.

Denny, sorry, Bob had just claimed the first three sections before you. :( Would it be ok if I assigned you the next two, sections 3 and 4?
Sounds good.

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Post by Leni » March 31st, 2013, 3:55 pm

Thanks, sections assigned! :)
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Post by oulfis » March 31st, 2013, 7:00 pm

Could I have sections 13 and 14, please?

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Post by Leni » March 31st, 2013, 8:13 pm

Sure thing, thanks, Lawrence!
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Post by Britannia » March 31st, 2013, 10:44 pm

Hello Leni ! Shall I DPL this project ? :)
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Post by Leni » April 1st, 2013, 2:40 pm

Certainly! I can you see you also like the Classics! :D Thanks, Britannia, I'm adding you as DPLer.
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Post by Britannia » April 2nd, 2013, 10:10 pm

Thanks Leni ! Classics are cool :wink:
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Post by neustar » April 13th, 2013, 10:59 am

To get things rolling, here is the Preface.

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/aeneidprose_00_vergil.mp3

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Post by Leni » April 15th, 2013, 5:47 am

Thanks, Bob! :D
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Post by Britannia » April 15th, 2013, 8:04 am

Thanks Bob, preface is PL OK ! :thumbs:
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