[MEDICINE/ART/MINERALS]Natural History, Volume 7, by Pliny the Elder - Leni

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Post by Leni » April 2nd, 2021, 10:11 am

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/
Volume 6 is cataloged: https://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-6-by-pliny-the-elder/


The Natural History, volume 7 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 seventh and last volume includes books thirty one to thirty seven, covering the following subjects:

Book 31 - The remedies derived from the aquatic productions
Book 32 - Remedies derived from the aquatic animals
Books 33 and 34 - The natural history of metals
Book 35 - An account of paintings and colours
Book 36 - The natural history of stones
Book 37 - The natural history of precious stones
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Post by Leni » April 2nd, 2021, 10:12 am

Looking for a DPLer [and readers of course :mrgreen: ]
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Post by wib66 » April 2nd, 2021, 11:18 am

I would like to DPL on this please thanks

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Post by Leni » April 2nd, 2021, 12:01 pm

Awesome, thanks!
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Post by silverquill » April 2nd, 2021, 12:51 pm

Well, let me go ahead and sign up for Section 8, if I may.
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Post by Leni » April 2nd, 2021, 12:58 pm

Section assigned!
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Post by StillzJam42 » April 23rd, 2021, 10:34 am

I'd like to read section 16.

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Post by Leni » April 23rd, 2021, 4:45 pm

StillzJam42 wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 10:34 am
I'd like to read section 16.
Hello, and welcome to LibriVox. Thanks for claiming, I will assign you the section, but we suggest that, before you start, you try the 1-minute test: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

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Post by niobium » April 23rd, 2021, 9:14 pm

can i claim section 22?

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Post by PawnOfPazuzu » April 23rd, 2021, 11:28 pm

Hi Leni,

Thank you for offering such an abundance of Pliny the Elder! I enjoyed reading my section for Volume 6 so much that I would like to give reading an entire book a go!

I have a lot more time at the moment so would like to claim Book 36, Sections 28 through to 33.

I think that it might feel quite nicely rounded to do a reading that way. I want to test myself and see if I can do it!

If I falter at recording and editing this hefty chunk rapidly enough, then I will of course drop some sections.

Hope that this is not too greedy! I just really want to get much more practiced at this, along with getting into a proper routine of audio work and I do adore Pliny!

Although my pseudonym on here is PawnOfPazuzu I am happy to go by my real name in the LibriVox catalogue, EJ How.

All the Best,
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Post by Leni » April 24th, 2021, 10:18 am

niobium wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 9:14 pm
can i claim section 22?
Sure, section assigned, thanks!
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Post by Leni » April 24th, 2021, 10:20 am

PawnOfPazuzu wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 11:28 pm
Hi Leni,

Thank you for offering such an abundance of Pliny the Elder! I enjoyed reading my section for Volume 6 so much that I would like to give reading an entire book a go!

I have a lot more time at the moment so would like to claim Book 36, Sections 28 through to 33.

I think that it might feel quite nicely rounded to do a reading that way. I want to test myself and see if I can do it!

If I falter at recording and editing this hefty chunk rapidly enough, then I will of course drop some sections.

Hope that this is not too greedy! I just really want to get much more practiced at this, along with getting into a proper routine of audio work and I do adore Pliny!

Although my pseudonym on here is PawnOfPazuzu I am happy to go by my real name in the LibriVox catalogue, EJ How.

All the Best,
Emma
Yay for Pliny the Elder! :D Sure, no problem! I will assign you the sections, and if you feel that it is more than you can chew, just let me know, not a problem. :D And I will change your name in the catalog, so it will be like that for all your readings from now on.
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Post by aaky » April 26th, 2021, 6:17 pm

May I claim sections 19, 20, and 21?

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Post by Leni » April 27th, 2021, 8:38 am

aaky wrote:
April 26th, 2021, 6:17 pm
May I claim sections 19, 20, and 21?
Hello, and welcome to LibriVox. Thanks for claiming, I will assign you the sections, but we suggest that, before you start, you try the 1-minute test: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

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Post by ramja » May 8th, 2021, 7:36 am

Hi, I would like to do section 11, if I may (it's my first real recording, so I thought it might be good to start with a shorter chapter :) )
I'd like to go by Marja in the catalogue please.

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