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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 9:55 am

The World's Story Volume IV: Greece and Rome by Eva March Tappan (1854 - 1930).

This is the fourth volume of the 15-volume series of <i>The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art</i>, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Topics in Part IV include Greek mythology, the classical Greek period and the Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire. ( Sonia)
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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 12:57 pm

Ok you have all waited long enough...here is PART 4 !! :mrgreen: In which we will travel to Old Greece and Old Rome. Let's mingle with Greek Philosophers in one section and with Germanic Barbarians in the next. I guess there will be something to suit your tastes. :lol:

As in the previous parts, for those of you who are new to the project, some special notes for this project:

1) Again I would like to have the footnotes included. Just put them after the sentence of the footnote marker, wherever you think it fits well. Say: “Footnote - [read footnote] - End of Footnote”.

2) And like before, the explanations to the illustrations will be included. They have their special sections. Please include every detail from the title, including, painter, time, or whatever is written in the book (also include the line "photograph/painting, page xx"). The same for each section, not just the pictures.

3) I have noted down in the MW where to read the long LV disclaimer. All sections under 3 pages long can use the short disclaimer. Check the first post on how to read the intros.

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And a very special longer note for the 4 mini dramas we are having this time. All roles are GENDER NEUTRAL !

I want the voice credits to run this specific way, so please, if you choose one role, give your voice credit line according to these 4 sentences (with the intonation that would make it fit well in the part of the sentence where your credit will be located):

For Section 4: The sacrifice of Iphigenia, by Euripides:

"recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Devorah Allen as Iphigenia, Alan Mapstone as the Chorus, Foon as the Messenger, Monika as Clytemnestra and Tomas Peter as Agamemnon"

For Section 23: The bout between the poets (405 B.C.) by Aristophanes:

"recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Alan Mapstone as Dionysus, TJ Burns as Aeschylus, Monika as the Chorus, Tomas Peter as Euripides, Foon as the Voice and Nemo as Pluto"

For Section 33: The sale of the philosophers (second century A.D.) by Lucian:

"recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Alan Mapstone as Jupiter, Tomas Peter as Mercury, TJ Burns as the First Customer, Foon as Pythagoras, Sandra as the Second Customer, SonOfTheExiles as Diogenes, Angelique Campbell as the Third Customer, Monika as the Fourth Customer, Jim Locke as Democritus, Devorah Allen as Heraclitus, Roger Melin as Socrates, April6090 as the Fifth Customer, Craig Franklin as the Sixth Customer, Todd as the Seventh Customer, Larry Wilson as Chrysippus, Sarah Hale as the Eighth Customer, Eva Davis as the Ninth Customer and Nemo as Pyrrho"

This play is about Philosophers getting sold on the slave market by Jupiter and Mercury. The problem in the text is that the customers are not differentiated by numbers, but I wanted one customer per philosopher, even though I know this runs up my voice count to 19 readers :shock: So you know I am counting on you all to make this happen.

The gods and philosophers are straight-forward, but to avoid confusion to find the parts of the customers, here is a break-down on who is appearing when.

First Customer (appears only on pages 208-210)
Second Customer (appears only on pages 211-214. Last sentence: "I couldn't give more.")
Third Customer (appears only on pages 214 with first sentence: "Come forward here" and 215)
Fourth Customer (appears only on pages 216 and 217 with last words "for my part")
Fifth Customer (appears only on pages 217 with first sentence "what is the main feature" and 218 with final sentence "Dion, of Syracuse")
Sixth Customer (appears only on pages 218 with first sentence "What's his price" and 219 with last sentence "Carian figs are cheap enough")
Seventh Customer (appears only on pages 219 with first sentence "What do you mean" and 220 with last words "self and company" [this is inside the narrator's part])
Eighth Customer (smallest part: appears only on page 220 "how do you make that out" [this is in the narrator's part])
Ninth Customer (appears only on pages 221 and 222)


For Section 62: At the funeral of Caesar (44 B.C.) by William Shakespeare:

"recording by Sonia as the Narrator, Alan Mapstone as the First Citizen, Monika as the Second Citizen, Foon as the Third Citizen, TJ Burns as the Fourth Citizen, Nemo as Brutus and Tomas Peter as Antony"

And now, let the fun begin :)

Sonia
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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 1:05 pm

a few of you have left the choice of their sections to me (what trust), so here are your sections. Hope you enjoy them:

Tomas: 4 roles in the plays, 2 poems, one painting and one narrative

12. The chariot race (after the eighth century B.C.), by Sophocles
60. Caesar at the height of his power (48-44 B.C.), by Plutarch
77. The dying gladiator, by Lord Byron
90. Huns pillaging a French villa, painting p. 540

Roles: Agamemnon, Euripides, Mercury and Antony

Nemo: 2 roles in the plays and 3 poems:

14. Ode on a Grecian urn, by John Keats
35. The Isles of Greece, by Lord Byron
42. Horatius (508 B.C. ?), by Thomas Babington Macaulay

Roles: Pluto and Pyrrho

Eva: one role so far, but I hope you claim more :9:

Ninth Customer to pair you up with Nemo :)

Chris: Diogenes and looking forward to that one :mrgreen:

Sandra: Second Customer, so you'll be paired up with Chris, which will be fun :lol:
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Post by NemoR » August 26th, 2018, 1:27 pm

Thanks for choosing some sections for me Sonia! .... this is such a great (but huge) project that I was a bit lost! :D
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Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty.”

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Post by moniaqua » August 26th, 2018, 1:28 pm

Ok, 86, the roads, seems to be a nice short one, so I claim that one.
8, live in Greece, sounds interesting too and is short, perfect for me :)

In the plays you may assign me just a role you wish for me in each. :)

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Post by alanmapstone » August 26th, 2018, 1:30 pm

For starters can claim Chorus in section 4 (Iphigenia) and Dionysus, my favourite Greek god, in section 23.

More to follow.
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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 1:31 pm

NemoR wrote:
August 26th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Thanks for choosing some sections for me Sonia! .... this is such a great (but huge) project that I was a bit lost! :D
well actually this is the smallest project so far, less than 100 sections. But yes, the 4 plays will be quite some work to assemble already :?

Thanks, Nemo !

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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 1:34 pm

moniaqua wrote:
August 26th, 2018, 1:28 pm
Ok, 86, the roads, seems to be a nice short one, so I claim that one.
8, live in Greece, sounds interesting too and is short, perfect for me :)

In the plays you may assign me just a role you wish for me in each. :)
thank you, Monika for taking part in this one as well. So you want roles in all 4 plays, great :) I'll have a look what I will assign you ;)

stay tuned

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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 1:35 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
August 26th, 2018, 1:30 pm
For starters can claim Chorus in section 4 (Iphigenia) and Dionysus, my favourite Greek god, in section 23.
More to follow.
thank you Alan, happy to have you as Dionysus ! I hope you also will support our big DR (33). 8-)

And for details on how to read the voice credits, look here: viewtopic.php?p=1499738#p1499738

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Post by alanmapstone » August 26th, 2018, 1:39 pm

I will also claim First Citizen in section 62 and section 59 (the rubicon)
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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 1:40 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
August 26th, 2018, 1:39 pm
I will also claim First Citizen in section 62 and section 59 (the rubicon)
thanks again, you got them :)

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Post by alanmapstone » August 26th, 2018, 1:44 pm

And Jupiter in section 33.

That will do for now.
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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 1:46 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
August 26th, 2018, 1:44 pm
And Jupiter in section 33.

That will do for now.
I was hoping you'd go for Jupiter :9: you and Tomas have to run the show selling philosophers on the slave market :lol:

Thanks

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Post by Foon » August 26th, 2018, 1:47 pm

If you're assigning sections, can you assign me some in the plays too? :D
Foon - Please correct my pronunciation!

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Post by Kitty » August 26th, 2018, 1:50 pm

moniaqua wrote:
August 26th, 2018, 1:28 pm
In the plays you may assign me just a role you wish for me in each. :)
ok I assigned you the following 4:

Clytemnestra (4) / Chorus (23) / Fourth Customer (33) / Second Citizen (62)

And for details on how to read the voice credits, look here: viewtopic.php?p=1499738#p1499738

Thanks and I hope you have fun

Sonia
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