~GROUP/EPIC] Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan - tg

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Post by Leni » January 9th, 2019, 9:56 am

DaveInKy wrote:
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.
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Dave
Hypatia, thanks for asking! In general, in LV, we deal with footnotes, parentheses and such things in a case-by-case situation, so some project will ask you to read the footnotes and others will not.

In this case, I agree with Dave (and you), I think for poems the footnotes are quite disruptive anyway, so I think I will add to the first post that we are not reading the footnotes!
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Post by nicdebrouwer » January 9th, 2019, 8:39 pm

Hey :D I'm new around here and this is my first recording. I would like to read section 10! You can put me under Nicolas de Brouwer

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Post by Leni » January 10th, 2019, 3:47 am

nicdebrouwer wrote:
January 9th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Hey :D I'm new around here and this is my first recording. I would like to read section 10! You can put me under Nicolas de Brouwer
Hello, Nicolas, and welcome to Librivox!

Since this would be your first recording, we strongly recommend to any new volunteers that they do the 1-minute test before recording a section. That is to make sure your setup is okay and that the file produced will be within the specifications needed for Librivox. Please take a look at this page, that will tell you all about it: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test. Then you should post your test in this forum (viewforum.php?f=21) and wait for some feedback. :)

In the meantime, I will add your claim to the window. Thanks again!
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Post by Leni » January 12th, 2019, 9:04 am

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
Hello, Dave! I finally got around to PLing your section 1. It is PL OK! I think you found a great pace to the reading. I agree with you that, when reading poetry, mainly narrative poetry, it needs to be slower, so that the reader can digest the words and their combinations. I was very happy listening to your reading! Thanks!
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Post by Leni » January 13th, 2019, 10:53 am

Section 2 also PL OK! Great reading, a pleasure to follow. I really enjoy this poem, and I think your reading is making it very enjoyable in English as well. :D
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Post by pschempf » January 14th, 2019, 11:10 pm

Hi Leni -

May I have sections 19 and 20?
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Post by Leni » January 15th, 2019, 8:00 am

pschempf wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Hi Leni -

May I have sections 19 and 20?
Sure! Thanks for claiming!
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Post by DaveInKy » January 17th, 2019, 12:59 am

Leni,
Thank you for the encouragement. I do believe this is the most challenging piece I have narrated, but I think the translator has done a very good job on the language.

Section 3 (30:37)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_03_lucan_128kb.mp3

Section 4 (25:52)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_04_lucan_128kb.mp3

Regards,
Dave

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Post by Leni » January 17th, 2019, 5:28 am

DaveInKy wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 12:59 am
Leni,
Thank you for the encouragement. I do believe this is the most challenging piece I have narrated, but I think the translator has done a very good job on the language.

Section 3 (30:37)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_03_lucan_128kb.mp3

Section 4 (25:52)
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/pharsalia_04_lucan_128kb.mp3

Regards,
Dave
Thanks, Dave!

I agree the translation is quite readable, that is the reason why I decided to open this project. There are other ancient Greek and Roman texts I would like to have here in LV but I haven't found a translation I think is good to listen to, not just to read. :?
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