[CLASSIC/BOTANY]The Natural History, v4, Pliny the Elder-le

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Post by Leni » January 21st, 2013, 3:21 pm

Volume 1 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-1-by-pliny-the-elder/
Volume 2 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-2-by-pliny-the-elder/
Volume 3 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-3-by-pliny-the-elder/

The Natural History, volume 4 by Pliny the Elder (AD 23 - August 25, 79) . Translated by John Bostock and Henry Thomas Riley (1773-1846, 1816-1878).

This project is complete! All audio files can be found in the catalog: https://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-4-by-pliny-the-elder/

Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world.

This fourth volume includes books sixteen to twenty, covering the following subjects:

Book 16 - The natural history of the forest trees
Book 17 - The natural history of the cultivated trees
Book 18 - The natural history of grain
Book 19 - The nature and cultivation of flax and an account of various garden plants
Book 20 - Remedies derived from the garden plants

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Post by Leni » January 21st, 2013, 3:22 pm

Looking for a PLer while the MW is being filled in! :)
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Post by lezer » January 26th, 2013, 10:26 am

Hi Leni,
I'd be interested in reading section 36, please!
Anna
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Post by Leni » January 26th, 2013, 10:30 am

That's great, thanks for claiming, Anna!
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Post by Arnieh » February 8th, 2013, 4:36 pm

Strange, I can't seem to find volume 4, book 16, if I download the entire text in .pdf, Mobi, or text format from the link below (apparently it is to volume 1).Though it opens to volume 4, book 16 in the magic window. I'd like to download a local copy to read from. I want to claim book 16, 1-7 if I can download a local copy.

http://openlibrary.org/books/OL7015373M/The_natural_history_of_Pliny.

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Post by Leni » February 8th, 2013, 6:10 pm

Hello, Arnieh

That links led me to Volume II, which doesn't have book 16. You can find book 16 in the link: http://archive.org/details/naturalhistoryp01bostgoog and download it in pdf format.

Thanks for claiming!
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Post by Arnieh » February 12th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Not sure what you wanted under Track Title, but can be changed easily.

Here is section one:

http://upload.librivox.org/share/uploads/le/naturalhistoryvolume4_01_pliny.mp3

Duration (14:41)

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Post by Leni » February 16th, 2013, 8:02 am

Thanks, Arnieh! Section title: 01 - Book 16, Chapters 1-7. But don't worry about it. ^.^ I will try and PL it soon - or maybe we can find a PLer along the way!

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Post by lezer » February 16th, 2013, 12:34 pm

Anna

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Post by Leni » February 16th, 2013, 1:07 pm

Thanks, Anna! :D
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Post by Leni » March 23rd, 2013, 7:34 am

Announcing for a PLer, anyone interested? :mrgreen:
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Post by kajo » March 23rd, 2013, 10:47 pm

Leni wrote:Announcing for a PLer, anyone interested? :mrgreen:
:hmm: well, let's consider to add the Letter D, what do you think, Leni? :mrgreen:
(D)PLer with all my heart: It is a PLeasure for me to listen to the spOKen words of LV readers (in dutch, english, german and latin).

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Post by Leni » March 24th, 2013, 7:22 am

Yay! Thanks, Kajo! :D
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Post by beeveeo » March 25th, 2013, 9:32 pm

Can I have section 39 please?

Thanks,
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Post by Leni » March 26th, 2013, 2:32 am

Hello, Ben, and welcome to Librivox

Thank you for your interest in this project. However, since this would be your first recording for Librivox, we suggest you do the 1-minute test ( http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/1-Minute_Test ), so we can make sure all the technical aspects are ok. Please post your test in the Listeners and Editors Wanted forum, for faster feedback.

Also, before I can assign you the section, as specified in the first message, I need to know under what name/pseudonym you'd like to appear in the catalog. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

Thanks again! :)
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