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Post by Leni » October 20th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 1 by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527). Translated by Ninian Hill Thomson (1830-1921)

In "Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius", posthumous work by the author of The Prince, Machiavelli discusses the useful lessons that could be learnt from the past for the present. As the title mentions, the subject of the work is the first ten books of Livy's Ab urbe condita, which cover the expansion of Rome from the legendary monarchy of Romulus to the end of the Third Samnite War (293 BCE). The whole work contains three books, with 142 numbered chapters - perhaps not a coincidence, since Livy's history also contained 142 books. In the first book, the author discusses things that happened inside of Rome as the result of public counsel. (Summary by Leni)
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Niccolò Machiavelli) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccolò_Machiavelli
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Post by icequeen » October 21st, 2018, 1:16 pm

Hi Leni,

You have MC'ed enough of my projects, so it is my turn to return the favor! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » October 21st, 2018, 1:20 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you. We will wait here a day or so to see if we can pick up a DPL.
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Post by Leni » October 21st, 2018, 2:19 pm

Thanks much, Ann. I will fill in the MW tonight =)
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Post by pnagami » October 22nd, 2018, 10:11 am

Hi Leni,

May I please read Section 0?

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Post by Leni » October 22nd, 2018, 5:18 pm

pnagami wrote:
October 22nd, 2018, 10:11 am
Hi Leni,

May I please read Section 0?

Pam
Sure, Pam! Thanks!
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Post by pnagami » October 23rd, 2018, 7:42 am

"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

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Post by icequeen » October 23rd, 2018, 11:26 am

Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by Leni » October 23rd, 2018, 4:51 pm

pnagami wrote:
October 23rd, 2018, 7:42 am
Hi Leni,

Here is Section 00:

08:32

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My best,

Pam
Thanks much, Pam!
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Post by DaveInKy » October 24th, 2018, 4:12 am

Hello Leni,
I was happy to see this book, as I am preparing to narrate my first solo work (The Lays of Ancient Rome, by Macauley) in a couple months. Since this also addresses early Rome, it will provide some additional background for that narration, and allow me to break in a new desktop am migrating to for recording. That said, I will be very appreciative of suggestions for improvement that you or other members have to offer.

Could I please begin by reserving Chapters 1-5 inclusive? Thank you.
Dave

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Post by Donavan » October 25th, 2018, 3:56 pm

Hi Lenny,

My name is Donavan Olsen. I'm brand new to LV and I'm excited to do some reading. This book is right in my wheelhouse, as I love this period of Roman history. I was thinking of starting with a relatively short section, as it is my first reading.

Can I have section 20?

I'd love to do more as this project continues, as well

Here's a link to my "1 minute test" so you can hear how I sound:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_donavan.mp3.mp3

I'm looking forward to contributing

Donavan Olsen

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Post by DaveInKy » October 26th, 2018, 11:34 am

Leni,

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_daveinky4.mp3

Moving from PC to IMAC, so sent in another test. Used Audacity with Samson C01U usb condenser mic. No processing. Will always process for noise etc. in actual recording. SUGGESTIONS WELCOME.

Dave

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Post by Leni » October 26th, 2018, 3:52 pm

DaveInKy wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 4:12 am
Hello Leni,
I was happy to see this book, as I am preparing to narrate my first solo work (The Lays of Ancient Rome, by Macauley) in a couple months. Since this also addresses early Rome, it will provide some additional background for that narration, and allow me to break in a new desktop am migrating to for recording. That said, I will be very appreciative of suggestions for improvement that you or other members have to offer.

Could I please begin by reserving Chapters 1-5 inclusive? Thank you.
Dave
Hello, Dave

Thanks for claiming (and sorry it took me a while to acknowledge it, hard week at work :shock: ). Sections assigned.
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Post by Leni » October 26th, 2018, 3:56 pm

Donavan wrote:
October 25th, 2018, 3:56 pm
Hi Lenny,

My name is Donavan Olsen. I'm brand new to LV and I'm excited to do some reading. This book is right in my wheelhouse, as I love this period of Roman history. I was thinking of starting with a relatively short section, as it is my first reading.

Can I have section 20?

I'd love to do more as this project continues, as well

Here's a link to my "1 minute test" so you can hear how I sound:
https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_donavan.mp3.mp3

I'm looking forward to contributing

Donavan Olsen
Hi, Donavan

Welcome to Librivox and to this project! It is great that you already posted your one-minute test. I saw that Sonia has answered about it in the Listeners and Editors Wanted as well. So you are good to go. Could you let me know what name you would like to be added to your page? We can also link to a personal website or blog.
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Post by Leni » October 26th, 2018, 3:57 pm

DaveInKy wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 11:34 am
Leni,

https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/test_daveinky4.mp3

Moving from PC to IMAC, so sent in another test. Used Audacity with Samson C01U usb condenser mic. No processing. Will always process for noise etc. in actual recording. SUGGESTIONS WELCOME.

Dave

Hi Dave

Will listen on the weekend. :)
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