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Post by philchenevert » April 24th, 2018, 12:12 pm

An Account of Egypt by Herodotus (c.484 BC - 425 BC). Translated by George Campbell macaulay (1852 - 1915)

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Being the second book of his histories, called Euterpe. HERODOTUS, known as the Father of History, was born at Halicarnassus, on the southwest coast of Asia Minor, in the early part of the fifth century, B. C. Of his life we know almost nothing, except that he spent much of it traveling, to collect the material for his writings, and that he finally settled down at Thurii, in southern Italy, where his great work was composed. He died in 424 B. C.

The subject of the history of Herodotus is the struggle between the Greeks and the barbarians, which he brings down to the battle of Mycale in 479 B. C. The work, as we have it, is divided into nine books, named after the nine Muses, but this division is probably due to the Alexandrine grammarians. His information he gathered mainly from oral sources, as he traveled through Asia Minor, down into Egypt, round the Black Sea, and into various parts of Greece and the neighboring countries. The chronological narrative halts from time to time to give opportunity for descriptions of the country, the people, and their customs and previous history; and the political account is constantly varied by rare tales and wonders.

Among these descriptions of countries the most fascinating to the modern, as it was to the ancient, reader is his account of the marvels of the land of Egypt. From the priests at Memphis, Heliopolis, and the Egyptian Thebes he learned what he reports of the size of the country, the wonders of the Nile, the ceremonies of their religion, the sacredness of their animals. He tells also of the strange ways of the crocodile and of that marvelous bird, the Phoenix; of dress and funerals and embalming; of the eating of lotos and papyrus; of the pyramids and the great labyrinth; of their kings and queens and courtesans. ( the author)
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Post by philchenevert » April 24th, 2018, 1:30 pm

Welcome to Egypt as seen by Herodotus. I am still dividing up this work but will have the sections ready in just a day or two. :D
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Post by synxdewilde » April 24th, 2018, 8:54 pm

I love Ancient Greece, and I would love to join this recording team!
While this may be my first recording with Librivox, this isn't my first recording ever.

Though my username is synx, I'd like to go by my actual name, Savin Weera (www.savinweera.com), an English B.A. graduate currently residing in Denver.

Just to start out, I'd like to claim just part 2. Though maybe more if possible.

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Post by philchenevert » April 24th, 2018, 9:58 pm

synxdewilde wrote:
April 24th, 2018, 8:54 pm
I love Ancient Greece, and I would love to join this recording team!
While this may be my first recording with Librivox, this isn't my first recording ever.

Though my username is synx, I'd like to go by my actual name, Savin Weera (www.savinweera.com), an English B.A. graduate currently residing in Denver.

Just to start out, I'd like to claim just part 2. Though maybe more if possible.
Hi Savin and a big welcome to LibriVox! :D I have assigned that section to you but before you record it, please make and upload a 1 minute test to be sure your recording set up is OK. Instructions can be found in our Wiki and in the first post of this project but Here is a video that may help too: How to Make your 1 minute test.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlaRY_-bcfs and then How to Upload your 1 minute test How to Upload your 1 minute test

(You may post the link to your test in this forum and I will see it much more quickly)

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We just want to check out your technical specs. Don't forget to post the link either in this thread or in Listeners WAnted forum.
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Post by synxdewilde » April 25th, 2018, 8:30 am


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Post by philchenevert » April 25th, 2018, 8:51 am

Thanks! Your voice is great but there are two easy things you need to fix in your recording setup:
1. your bit rate is 49kbs variable and we need it at 128kbs fixed

2. the sampling rate should be 44.1 Hz yours it at 16 Hz.

for the bit rate > go to File / Export Audio
> open Options in the lower right corner
> select the following settings: Bit Rate Mode: Constant / Quality: 128 kbps / Channel Mode: Joint Stereo
> press Ok

for sampling >preferences >quality and there pick 44.1.
Please fix these two little things, make another recording, call it test 2 or something, upload again and put the new file here. you will be recording in no time! and if you have any questions please ask. :D
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Post by synxdewilde » April 25th, 2018, 10:20 am

https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/test2_synxdewilde.mp3

Here's the second test with adjusted bit and sampling rates.
I'm a little concerned if the sampling rate was changed correctly. I followed the instructions, but the track is compressed and sounds like a chipmunk.

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Post by philchenevert » April 25th, 2018, 12:17 pm

synxdewilde wrote:
April 25th, 2018, 10:20 am
https://librivox.org/uploads/philchenevert/test2_synxdewilde.mp3

Here's the second test with adjusted bit and sampling rates.
I'm a little concerned if the sampling rate was changed correctly. I followed the instructions, but the track is compressed and sounds like a chipmunk.
Whoops. That does not souond right! I assumed you were using Audacity so that may be a problem if you are not. Will listen now.
EDIT: WOW, something bad happened with that recording and you do indeed sound like a chipmunk. It is funny, but I am baffled and do not know what happened to cause that. I should note that the sampling rate on your second test is still at 16000 Hz, not 44.1 Hz. Perhaps you should go back to your first test and work with that. Don't give up, it is probably something simple.

EDIT2: here is a link to our wiki on teck specs https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Tech_Specs
What recording software and editing software are you using?
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Post by philchenevert » April 26th, 2018, 7:33 am

If anyone was trying to open the link to a chapter and it did not work, I apologize. I now have it set so that anyone can view the docuements. Sorry about that. :D
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Post by pattymarie » April 28th, 2018, 8:01 am

Could I dpl this, Phil?
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Post by philchenevert » April 28th, 2018, 9:13 am

pattymarie wrote:
April 28th, 2018, 8:01 am
Could I dpl this, Phil?
That would be wonderful! Thank you. :D
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Post by DrPGould » April 29th, 2018, 10:18 pm

Phil:

May I claim Section 10?

Herodotus is always fun.

Many thanks,

Philip
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Post by philchenevert » April 30th, 2018, 7:35 am

DrPGould wrote:
April 29th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Phil:

May I claim Section 10?

Herodotus is always fun.

Many thanks,

Philip
Yes you may/ He is fun except when describing the awful way they treated people sometimes.
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Post by pnagami » May 1st, 2018, 7:21 pm

Phil,

May I read Section 5?

Pam
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Post by philchenevert » May 1st, 2018, 7:58 pm

pnagami wrote:
May 1st, 2018, 7:21 pm
Phil,

May I read Section 5?

Pam
Yes. Please let me know if you have any problem seeing the text.
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