[COMPLETE - EPIC] Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan - tg

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Post by Leni » November 4th, 2018, 6:03 am

Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan (39 - 65). Translated by J.D. Duff (1860 - 1940)

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/pharsalia-dramatic-episodes-of-the-civil-wars-by-lucan/
Lucan's only surviving work, De Bello Civili, more generally known as the Pharsalia, is an epic poem about the civil war between Julius Caesar and Pompey the Great. The title given by posterity to the poem refers to the Battle of Pharsalus, which took place in 48 BC near the city of Pharsalus, in Thessaly. The work is important as an example of Roman Historic Epic, since divine intervention plays little part in the narrative and very few supernatural occurrences happen in the story. Lucan's Civil War is considered a major expression of literature from the Neronian times, and has attracted renewed scholarly attention in the past decades. The work remains unfinished, due to the untimely death of its author. (Summary by Leni)
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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Book [number], Part [number] of Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
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Last edited by Leni on January 28th, 2019, 12:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Post by TriciaG » November 5th, 2018, 9:49 am

And this one's set up. :)

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Post by Leni » November 5th, 2018, 2:27 pm

Thanks! I will fill the MW shortly.
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Post by Leni » November 5th, 2018, 4:03 pm

And it is filled. :) Open for claims, and a DPLer would be much appreciated.
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Post by TriciaG » November 5th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Moved to Readers Wanted. When there are a couple sections uploaded, we can advertise for a DPL. (Not much sense before that.)

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Post by DaveInKy » November 18th, 2018, 7:40 pm

I would like to claim sections 1 and 2. Thank you.
- Dave

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Post by Leni » November 19th, 2018, 9:02 am

DaveInKy wrote:
November 18th, 2018, 7:40 pm
I would like to claim sections 1 and 2. Thank you.
- Dave
Thanks much, Dave!
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Post by DaveInKy » January 5th, 2019, 3:33 pm

Section 1 - Book 1 Part 1 (20:06)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_01_lucan_128kb.mp3


Section 2 - Book 1 Part 2 (35:21)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_02_lucan_128kb.mp3

Sorry this took so long; an unexpected work assignment came up. Finished that now.
Would be very appreciative of any technical, or stylistic, recommendations for improvement. Because the poem's words are often in unique combinations, I concluded that individual words needed to be distinct.

Regards,
Dave

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Post by DaveInKy » January 5th, 2019, 3:35 pm

Leni,
I would like to claim sections 3 and 4.
Regards,
Dave

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Post by Leni » January 5th, 2019, 4:48 pm

DaveInKy wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 3:33 pm
Section 1 - Book 1 Part 1 (20:06)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_01_lucan_128kb.mp3


Section 2 - Book 1 Part 2 (35:21)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_02_lucan_128kb.mp3

Sorry this took so long; an unexpected work assignment came up. Finished that now.
Would be very appreciative of any technical, or stylistic, recommendations for improvement. Because the poem's words are often in unique combinations, I concluded that individual words needed to be distinct.

Regards,
Dave
Thanks, Dave! I will PL it soon, if we don't find a DPLer. :) And thanks for the new claims.
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Post by Hypatia » January 7th, 2019, 9:18 am

Hello, can I please claim sections 11 and 12 (Book VI)?

Best regards,
Hypaia

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Post by Leni » January 7th, 2019, 10:37 am

Hypatia wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 9:18 am
Hello, can I please claim sections 11 and 12 (Book VI)?

Best regards,
Hypaia
Sure thing, welcome to the project! :)
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Post by Hypatia » January 8th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Hi Leni,

Just wondering if we are reading the footnotes?

Regards,
Hypatia

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Post by DaveInKy » January 8th, 2019, 9:19 pm

Leni and Hypatia,
Let me offer my opinion in the footnote question. I previewed these for sections 1 and 2. The were lengthy, and if read each time cited, would have completely disrupted the poem. Moreover, they were typically references to other works/events that I think would be unfamiliar to most of us readers, and so would not help a great deal in understanding.
Regards,
Dave

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Post by Hypatia » January 9th, 2019, 5:58 am

Dave,

I listened to your section to see how you had dealt with them and agree completely that it would disrupt the flow of the poem if read out when they appear. But as I'm a newbie reader, I have no prior experience.

Hypatia

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