[COMPLETE] Enneads by Plotinus-ans

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2016, 10:06 am

Enneads by Plotinus (204 - 270) and others. Translated by Kenneth Guthrie (1871 - 1940)

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: https://librivox.org/enneads-by-plotinus/


The six Enneads (ΕΝΝΕΑΔΕΣ) are the collected writings of the Neoplatonic philosopher Plotinus (ΠΛΩΤΙΝΟΣ) arranged by his student Porphyry (ΠΟΡΦΥΡΙΟΣ) into fifty-four books with each Ennead containing nine. The translator Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie arranged these books chronologically rather than according to Porphyry's numeration. This recording is organized according to Porphyry's numeration with Roman numerals indicating the Ennead and Hindu-Arabic numerals indicating the book e.g. VI.9 would be the ninth book of the sixth Ennead. A hyperlinked table of contents at Volume 1 Page 3 of the gutenberg.org text will enable you to jump to the specific Ennead if you wish to read along with the recording. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42930
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



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    BC Admin Genres for the project: Classics (Antiquity); *Non-fiction/Philosophy/Ancient; Philosophy

    Keywords that describe the book: Christianity, Judaism, Plato, Islam, neoplatonism, Plotinus, Porphyry, Philosophy, Soul, Ethics, God, Morality, Theology

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    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    START of recording (Intro):
    • "Chapter [number] of Enneads. 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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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2016, 10:14 am

Here are the other links to the Gutenberg project:

Volume 2: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42931
Volume 3: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42932
Volume 4: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/42933
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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2016, 10:45 am

As I mention in the summary after this recording is complete I plan to make a duplicate project and rearrange the audio files so that people have the choice of which order they want to listen to them in. I expect this recording to be at least 24 hours long.

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Post by craigdav1 » June 2nd, 2016, 2:02 pm

If one is needed, would enjoy being dpl.
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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2016, 2:13 pm

Thanks Dave. I'll credit you at the end. :thumbs:

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Post by annise » June 2nd, 2016, 4:33 pm

GeoffreyEdwards wrote:As I mention in the summary after this recording is complete I plan to make a duplicate project and rearrange the audio files so that people have the choice of which order they want to listen to them in. I expect this recording to be at least 24 hours long.
We don't really allow the same recording in 2 different projects and you surely wouldn't want to read the same thing twice - especially 24 hours worth . Or have I got it wrong and you are planning to read a different translation?

Anne
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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 2nd, 2016, 10:18 pm

I was planning on using the same recording twice but reorganizing the sections. The first time following the translator's organization which can be sort of intimidating to someone who knows nothing of Plotinus because it looks chaotic. The benefit of using this organization is that someone can listen and look at Gutenberg at the same time. If I can only choose one way then I will choose this one.

Ennead I Treatise 6
Ennead IV Treatise 7
Ennead III Treatise 1
Ennead IV Treatise 1
Ennead V Treatise 9
Ennead IV Treatise 8
etc

The second version would following the naming convention in numeric order which is how some people will prefer to read this book:
Ennead I Treatise 1
Ennead I Treatise 2
...
Ennead I Treatise 9
...
Ennead II Treatise 1
Ennead II Treatise 2

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Post by annise » June 2nd, 2016, 11:21 pm

Thanks Geoffrey. I can see why you want it.
I'll set it up , go ahead with your first version and I'll do some thinking and consulting about the second plan

I don't see a way at the moment but I'll try

Anne

All done - :D
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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » June 9th, 2016, 9:55 pm

I'm in the process of moving so I won't have my first section up until around June 20. Then after that I should get into a rhythm again pretty quick.

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » July 1st, 2016, 11:11 pm

I've folded like a deck of cards and decided to arrange the sections by name. This will make listening less confusing to someone who isn't following allowing with the Guthrie translation. The nice thing about Gutenberg is that the sections are hyperlinked so it is easy to jump to the right volume. Section 6 is uploaded.

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Post by annise » July 2nd, 2016, 12:43 am

Sounds like a good solution - :thumbs:
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Post by craigdav1 » July 2nd, 2016, 6:53 am

6
volume is low (84.9dB) and should be amplified by 4dB, otherwise pl ok.

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » July 2nd, 2016, 9:49 am

Thank you for catching that. :thumbs: I've amplified it by 3.8. I say Standard PL to make it easier on the volunteer than Wordperfect but anything else you catch that jumps out at you please let me know.

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Post by craigdav1 » July 2nd, 2016, 9:59 am

6 PL OK.

Will do. WP is nice but the errors I find usually involve the words "the" and "a" and their presence or absence is of little importance to the meaning of the text.

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Post by GeoffreyEdwards » July 29th, 2016, 4:16 pm

Section 1 is uploaded. There was one typo in the Gutenberg text where it says organizing instead of organism on 1199. I'm experimenting with a few different recording environment setups so you'll have to tell me which you prefer.

Section 1 is Environment A.

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