~ANCIENT MEDICINE] Natural History, volume 6, by Pliny the Elder - Leni

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Post by Leni » June 13th, 2020, 2:23 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/
Volume 4 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-4-by-pliny-the-elder/
Volume 5 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-5-by-pliny-the-elder/

The Natural History, volume 6 by Pliny the Elder (AD 23 - August 25, 79) . Translated by John Bostock and Henry Thomas Riley (1773-1846, 1816-1878).
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 sixth volume includes books twenty six to thirty, covering the following subjects:

Book 26 - The remedies derived from plants, according to the diseases
Book 27 - Description of plants and remedies derived from them
Books 28 to 30 - The remedies derived from living creatures
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Post by Leni » June 13th, 2020, 3:17 pm

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Post by Rennis » June 15th, 2020, 3:34 am

Hi Leni!

I realize this project is looking for a DPLer, but I was wondering: could I volunteer to prooflisten only one section or two? (For example, section 1.)

I do realize a DPLer would be preferred; it's only that I feel I can only commit to one or two sections...

Many thanks in any case! :)

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Post by Leni » June 15th, 2020, 2:12 pm

Rennis wrote:
June 15th, 2020, 3:34 am
Hi Leni!

I realize this project is looking for a DPLer, but I was wondering: could I volunteer to prooflisten only one section or two? (For example, section 1.)

I do realize a DPLer would be preferred; it's only that I feel I can only commit to one or two sections...

Many thanks in any case! :)
In case we do not have a DPLer and files come in, sure! :D
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Post by ColleenMc » August 18th, 2020, 4:08 pm

I've always meant to contribute to this long running Pliny project and it looks like my chance has arrived! I'd like to do section 1 please!

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Post by Leni » August 19th, 2020, 2:55 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
August 18th, 2020, 4:08 pm
I've always meant to contribute to this long running Pliny project and it looks like my chance has arrived! I'd like to do section 1 please!

Colleen
YAY! Thanks, Colleen! :)
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Post by samhitavasu » August 22nd, 2020, 3:35 pm

Hi there!

My name is Samhita Vasu.

Please find Section 20 here: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/naturalhistoryvolume6_20_128kb.mp3

Duration: 35:03

Please let me know if I should change anything.

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Post by Leni » August 23rd, 2020, 11:30 am

samhitavasu wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 3:35 pm
Hi there!

My name is Samhita Vasu.

Please find Section 20 here: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/naturalhistoryvolume6_20_128kb.mp3

Duration: 35:03

Please let me know if I should change anything.
Thank you for your contribution, but please, claim sections before you record them. I understand this project is quite empty, so there was little danger of someone else claiming before you, but in more popular projects, it is not rare that one person claims a section and another person is interested in the same section within minutes. If the first one records without letting the Book Coordinator know, the second person might record as well, and only one of them will be used - as we work here, the first one to CLAIM the section on the thread.

I have checked just the technical specifications of your section, and I already noticed it is REALLY low in volume. But please wait a little bit more and I will be able to listen to the whole section, to give you more complete feedback. I just wanted to ask you to please claim sections before recording them in any project. Thanks!
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Post by Leni » September 16th, 2020, 8:26 pm

Thanks much, Colleen!
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Post by Rennis » September 18th, 2020, 12:36 am

Hi there!

May I prooflisten section 1, please?

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Post by dvandervis » September 18th, 2020, 5:36 am

Can I claim section 18?
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Constructive criticism is always welcome. Do I need to slow down? How's my enunciation? Did I stumble, or pause too long? Please let me know!

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Post by Leni » September 18th, 2020, 7:40 am

Rennis wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 12:36 am
Hi there!

May I prooflisten section 1, please?
Yes, please.
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Post by Leni » September 18th, 2020, 7:41 am

dvandervis wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 5:36 am
Can I claim section 18?
Sure, thanks for claiming!
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Post by Leni » September 18th, 2020, 8:06 pm

samhitavasu wrote:
August 22nd, 2020, 3:35 pm
Hi there!

My name is Samhita Vasu.

Please find Section 20 here: https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/naturalhistoryvolume6_20_128kb.mp3

Duration: 35:03

Please let me know if I should change anything.
Hello!

Sorry for the delay in PLing. Here are a few notes:

In many occasions, there is a slight pause in the middle of a sentence or a word that, while it does not render the text unintelligible or anything, interrupts the natural flow of the sentence (some examples in 05:03, 06:54, 13:33, 16:20, 23:15, but there are many others). I don't think it needs re-recording but, for future reference, I'd suggest, while recording, an ytime you need to pause slightly to ponder the next word, or make sure you understand it (and that happens to all readers!), just re-read the whole sentence with a more natural flow, and then delete the first one when editing. That way you have the whole text flowing. Also, there are fluctuations in volume. I don't know if you have recorded it in different sittings, or if you were moving away from the microphone. Just as an example, compare the volume at 16:52 with the volume at 18:13, or 32:41 and 32:43. But that happens at many points. At 20:20 and following, it gets really hard to hear what is being read.The result is that, overall, the volume is below the target of 86dB (it is clocking at 81 dB). So I would please ask you to amplify the whole file.

More specific fixes needed are:

At 04:28 - I hear a stumble "...taken with coriander, in the ma-matter already mentioned" (not sure it shouldn't be manner?)
At 05:32 - three seconds of silence in the middle of a sentence, which hinders the understanding of the sentence ("that has been hatched... he will experience a perfect cure")
At 13:10 - I hear a stumble "... of a great part of Egypt worship these-those animals"
At 23:05 - a stumble: "if we believe what the mag-magicians tell us"
At 14:24 - a stumble "... due care being taken at - that the patient..."
At 31:50 - a stumble "...produced by blows are ef-effaced by an application..."

At the end of the recording there are only 3 seconds of silence, when there should be full five seconds.

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