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Post by Kitty » October 13th, 2018, 10:43 am

thank you, Jim, for yet another interesting story, but: I was enraged when he killed his sister :evil: :evil: and then he even escapes punishment. Hero or not, how unfair is that ?

Nevertheless, your section is PL ok. :)

I vaguely knew about the Horatii and Curiatii because of this famous painting by French artist David. Maybe you know it too, it's called the Sermon of the Horatii and shows the moment when the three brothers swear the oath that they would fight:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_the_Horatii#/media/File:Jacques-Louis_David,_Le_Serment_des_Horaces.jpg

I wonder why Tappan didn't include this painting in the book. It's very famous.

I didn't know the detailed story about the fight though, so this text was really interesting to me.

Sonia

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Post by neecheelok70 » October 13th, 2018, 11:26 am

I had never heard of this apparently very famous event, so was happy I chose it. And I did see several paintings subsequently, one of which, was the one you mentioned. There is one of his stabbing his sister. Thank you for your attention as always. Jim :cry: for the sister

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Post by neecheelok70 » October 14th, 2018, 7:55 am

Sonia, I wanted to get these in now, but I would like to listen one more time this evening if you don't mind waiting. Thanks

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume04_47_tappan_128kb.mp3 10.29 KB
10:58

https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume04_69_tappan_128kb.mp3 19.98 KB
21:18

Jim :wink:

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2018, 8:23 am

neecheelok70 wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 7:55 am
Sonia, I wanted to get these in now, but I would like to listen one more time this evening if you don't mind waiting. Thanks
I won't get to these before tomorrow. Take your time. I will wait until you give me green light

Thanks

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Post by silverquill » October 14th, 2018, 9:56 am

I would be glad to take Chrysippus in the Sale of the Philosophers.

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2018, 9:58 am

silverquill wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 9:56 am
I would be glad to take Chrysippus in the Sale of the Philosophers.
yay, our last philosopher is in. Thank you Larry ! :D
details on the voice credit, here: viewtopic.php?p=1499738#p1499738

Two more customers waiting to be adopted....

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2018, 10:34 am

thank you, Colleen, it's in the MW. I will PL tomorrow though, it's a bit late here today

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 14th, 2018, 11:21 am

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2018, 11:22 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 11:21 am
A couple more historical notes for you -
yay thanks. I see I will be busy tomorrow :lol:

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Post by ColleenMc » October 14th, 2018, 11:36 am

Keeping you busy, I have one more for you!

Section 25:


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Post by neecheelok70 » October 14th, 2018, 4:31 pm

Thanks, Sonia. Sections 47 and 69 above are ready for your consideration (I guess). Jim

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Post by Availle » October 14th, 2018, 5:36 pm

I have fixed and reuploaded section 52. New runtime: 2:45

And here is section 73 about Pompeii:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume04_73_tappan_128kb.mp3

I was hoping for something less poetic and a bit more factual. But I guess with a mere 6:32, that's all he could do... :lol:
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Post by mightyfelix » October 14th, 2018, 10:52 pm

Availle wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 5:36 pm
I have fixed and reuploaded section 52. New runtime: 2:45

And here is section 73 about Pompeii:
https://librivox.org/uploads/kitty/worldstory_volume04_73_tappan_128kb.mp3

I was hoping for something less poetic and a bit more factual. But I guess with a mere 6:32, that's all he could do... :lol:
Yes, my Pompeii section was not so factual as I'd hoped, either. It was all vignettes of hypothetical people trying to flee from destruction. I only realized afterwards that it was excerpts from a novel. :roll:

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Post by Kitty » October 14th, 2018, 11:35 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
October 14th, 2018, 10:52 pm
Yes, my Pompeii section was not so factual as I'd hoped, either. It was all vignettes of hypothetical people trying to flee from destruction. I only realized afterwards that it was excerpts from a novel. :roll:
I immediately suspected it was from the very famous novel "The last days of Pompeii" when I read that the author was Bulwer-Lytton. :lol:

I'm sorry you were both disappointed, Ava and Devorah. Hopefully the other sections were more to your liking.

Will get to PLing all these sections soon. Thank you all !

Sonia

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