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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2019, 8:09 am

Heautontimorumenos; the Self-Tormentor by Terence (c.195 BC - 159 BC). Translated by Henry Thomas Riley (1816 - 1878)

Terence's six plays are comedies written while he was a slave to a Roman senator. In this one, a severe father compels his son Clinia, in love with Antiphila, to go abroad to the wars; and repenting of what has been done, torments himself in mind.
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  • This project is complete. Audio files may be found in our catalog at https://librivox.org/heautontimorumenos-the-self-tormentor-by-terence/

    You are on your own saying the title of this. The only advice I can give is to pronounce each vowel and put the accent somewhere near the end; Kitty has some advice in the quote below: with luck, only our narrator will be so burdened.
    btw if you split the monster title into neat little chunks, it's not so difficult. I just learnt it by heart this way in 5 minutes: he-auton-timor-umenos

    it all made sense for the Greeks
    (Note however that all of you will need to learn it - CORRECTLY SPELT! - well enough to enter the file name of your recordings! Or you could cut and paste it in....)

    Gender neutral, and Kitty will reprise her courtesan role from an earlier Terrence as she again takes on the Toga of Long Suffering Responsibility as our DPL.





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      • Project Code: b7Ul5Nja
      • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): ( Terence) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence
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      • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 38
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      • Original publication date (if known): 200BC
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        Genres for the project: Plays; Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity)

        Keywords that describe the book: repent, mental anguish

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Post by Kitty » December 7th, 2019, 9:52 am

oh you have launched it already :) Yes, please put me down again for Bacchis, I had fun with her in the earlier play. Though I suspect she is a bit more of a nasty handful in this one. And I'll put it on my DPL list 8-)

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Post by Kitty » December 7th, 2019, 10:22 am

btw if you split the monster title into neat little chunks, it's not so difficult. I just learnt it by heart this way in 5 minutes: he-auton-timor-umenos

if all made sense for the Greeks
8-)

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Post by MichaelMaggs » December 7th, 2019, 10:30 am

Maybe I could do the narration, as long as you don’t want the editor’s notes. I’ll work on the title...

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Post by MichaelMaggs » December 7th, 2019, 10:30 am

Maybe I could do the narration, as long as you don’t want the editor’s notes. I’ll work on the title...

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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2019, 10:39 am

MichaelMaggs wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 10:30 am
Maybe I could do the narration, as long as you don’t want the editor’s notes. I’ll work on the title...
Delighted you want to read the narration!

What I want at the beginning is the Dramatis Personae, (Skip The Subject - too many spoilers), do read The Title of The Play, (Skip The Summary of .... - again spoilers), and then read The Prologue. None of the linked footnotes ever.

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Post by WiltedScribe » December 7th, 2019, 11:40 am

I can portray Clitipho! :)
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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2019, 12:12 pm

WiltedScribe wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 11:40 am
I can portray Clitipho! :)
Thank you.

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Post by alanmapstone » December 7th, 2019, 1:03 pm

May I read Clinia? I don't usually do younger characters so it will be something different.
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Post by alanmapstone » December 7th, 2019, 1:43 pm

The cast listing in Gutenberg of Dromo as "son of Clinia" is I think a misprint. Clinia is young and apparently unmarried. The Wikipedia article on this play lists Dromo as "Clinia's slave" which makes more sense as he and Syrus usually appear together.
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Post by MichaelMaggs » December 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm

ToddHW wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 10:39 am
What I want at the beginning is the Dramatis Personae, (Skip The Subject - too many spoilers), do read The Title of The Play, (Skip The Summary of .... - again spoilers), and then read The Prologue. None of the linked footnotes ever.
I should be able to get to it next week.

By the way, there's a Wikipedia article Heauton Timorumenos that you could link to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heauton_Timorumenos

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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2019, 3:19 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 1:43 pm
The cast listing in Gutenberg of Dromo as "son of Clinia" is I think a misprint. Clinia is young and apparently unmarried. The Wikipedia article on this play lists Dromo as "Clinia's slave" which makes more sense as he and Syrus usually appear together.
Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2019, 3:21 pm

MichaelMaggs wrote:
December 7th, 2019, 1:48 pm
By the way, there's a Wikipedia article Heauton Timorumenos that you could link to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heauton_Timorumenos
Thank you.

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Post by Leni » December 7th, 2019, 7:14 pm

Just cheering on the sidelines here, seeing you take on all these amazing Roman plays. I enjoy this one as well. :D Thank you for bringing these to the catalog.
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Post by ToddHW » December 7th, 2019, 7:37 pm

They have been very interesting plays from a standpoint of maintaining relevance 2000 years later. Civilization hasn't necessarily made as much progress in diversity and polite interpersonal relations as we would probably like to think we humans should have made over 2 millennia.

Or maybe it is only over 200 years: I don't know how much the original plays might have been brought up to date when they were translated into English in the late 1800s. Maybe things were a lot worse in the originals. Some things were certainly changed by the translator - can't imagine an ancient Greek saying "Pshaw!" as they do herein.

After the Terence plays end, I'll move on the the roughly contemporaneous Plautus ones.

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