COMPLETE- Moral Letters by Seneca, Vol. I-maryann

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Post by fvogel » September 25th, 2014, 8:11 pm

Moral Letters, Vol. I by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 - 65). Translated by Richard M. Gummere (1883 - 1969)
("Among the personalities of the early Roman Empire there are few who offer to the readers of to-day such dramatic interest as does Lucius Annaeus Seneca, the author of the Epistles which are translated in this volume. ... In these letters, it is impossible to ignore the advance from a somewhat stiff and Ciceronian point of view into the attractive and debatable land of what one may fairly call modern ideas. The style of the Epistles is bold, and so is the thought." (from the Introduction)
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  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/AdLuciliumEpistulaeMoralesVolI
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    • Project Code: nBCkpDCb
    • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_the_Younger
    • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistulae_morales_ad_Lucilium
    • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 66
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Essays & Short Works; *Non-fiction/Philosophy/Ancient; Classics (Antiquity)

    Keywords that describe the book: philosophy, Latin, classics, Roman, wisdom, Stoicism

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Last edited by fvogel on October 3rd, 2014, 7:34 am, edited 7 times in total.
-Felipe

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Post by TimoleonWash » September 25th, 2014, 11:35 pm

May I please DPL this?
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Post by fvogel » September 26th, 2014, 3:36 am

TimoleonWash wrote:May I please DPL this?
As far as I'm concerned, absolutely! Just so you know (since I'm not sure if it's clear from the OP) I'll be reading the English translation only. I would like to read the original at some point, but later on since selections from the Latin have already been recorded.

I have a few questions (either for your or for anyone else who reads this who isn't a newbie like me):
  • Each letter is short, and for me to make each section 10 minutes or longer (as I read is recommended) would take several letters per section. However, I feel it would be more convenient for each letter to be its own section so that readers can find one or another of them specifically that they want to listen to. (They don't have to be read in order.) But if this is convention is always followed, then I'd be happy to put several in one section.
  • I couldn't find out the birth/death years of the translator. Should I leave that blank, or estimate?
Thanks!
-Felipe

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Post by commonsparrow3 » September 26th, 2014, 6:56 am

fvogel wrote: I couldn't find out the birth/death years of the translator. Should I leave that blank, or estimate?
Would this be the fellow in question? Born 1883, died 1969, and wrote at least one book about Seneca in 1922.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gomery/gummererichardm.html

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Post by fvogel » September 26th, 2014, 7:04 am

commonsparrow3 wrote:Would this be the fellow in question? Born 1883, died 1969, and wrote at least one book about Seneca in 1922.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~gomery/gummererichardm.html
Indeed it is, thanks Maria!
-Felipe

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Post by commonsparrow3 » September 26th, 2014, 7:12 am

You're welcome! Have a good time with your first solo project!

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Post by TimoleonWash » September 26th, 2014, 9:25 am

fvogel wrote:Each letter is short, and for me to make each section 10 minutes or longer (as I read is recommended) would take several letters per section. However, I feel it would be more convenient for each letter to be its own section so that readers can find one or another of them specifically that they want to listen to. (They don't have to be read in order.) But if this is convention is always followed, then I'd be happy to put several in one section.
The MC or BC might be able to answer this.
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Post by fvogel » September 26th, 2014, 9:58 am

commonsparrow3 wrote:You're welcome! Have a good time with your first solo project!
I definitely will, thanks!
TimoleonWash wrote:The MC or BC might be able to answer this.
Got it. I'll go ahead and start recording as separate tracks, which I'll join later if necessary.
-Felipe

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Post by TriciaG » September 26th, 2014, 3:15 pm

Hold up.

I'm not sure we can use this text source. The bibliography on page xiv includes works later than 1922. Therefore, how can we be sure that the text of the letters themselves is the same as the original 1917 printing? This is a printing from 1979. It also has ISBN numbers, which indicate it's not from pre-1922. :?
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Post by fvogel » September 27th, 2014, 3:23 am

TriciaG wrote:Hold up.

I'm not sure we can use this text source. The bibliography on page xiv includes works later than 1922. Therefore, how can we be sure that the text of the letters themselves is the same as the original 1917 printing? This is a printing from 1979. It also has ISBN numbers, which indicate it's not from pre-1922. :?
I didn't even notice that, sorry. I found a copy of the original 1917 printing on Google Books. Would that work?
-Felipe

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Post by chocoholic » September 27th, 2014, 6:15 am

Yes, the Google edition will be fine. Just be aware that it is probably blocked from view outside the US. That's why we usually link Archive versions instead of Google ones, if they're available. But we can certainly link the Google scan in the catalog if Archive doesn't have the same one.
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Post by fvogel » September 27th, 2014, 9:51 am

Understood. I changed the source in the OP to the Google Books PDF, but I'm working on uploading it to Archive. If that works, I'll change the source to the new Archive page.
-Felipe

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Post by TriciaG » September 27th, 2014, 11:01 am

Great! :thumbs:

I just recently filled up my plate with MC projects, so I don't have room for this. Another MC will surely be along soon. :)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » September 27th, 2014, 11:50 am

Felipe,
I can MC this for you. I'll get the MW set up this afternoon.
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Post by fvogel » September 27th, 2014, 12:07 pm

Thanks, MaryAnn!

I think this question from earlier is for you:
fvogel wrote:Each letter is short, and for me to make each section 10 minutes or longer (as I read is recommended) would take several letters per section. However, I feel it would be more convenient for each letter to be its own section so that readers can find one or another of them specifically that they want to listen to. (They don't have to be read in order.) But if this is convention is always followed, then I'd be happy to put several in one section.
Also, I'd like to change the title to "Moral Letters" if possible. (The name in the source book is in Latin.) Can I simply edit the OP?
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-Felipe

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