[HISTORY] The History of Rome, volume 1, by Livy - Leni

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Post by Leni » October 25th, 2021, 11:15 am

The History of Rome, volume 1, by Livy (55 BC - 17 AD), translated by William Masfen Roberts (- - 1927)
The History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita) is a history of ancient Rome, written in Latin by Livy (Titus Livius) between 27 and 9 BC, covering the period from the supposed arrival of Aeneas and the Trojans all the way to the time of Augustus, finishing with the death of Drusus, contemporary to Livy himself. Only 35 of the 142 books written by the author arrived to our times. This translation, by the Rev Canon William Masfen Roberts, was published in six volumes as part of the Everyman's Library Collection. (Summary by Leni)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.32000001981283&view=1up&seq=9&skin=2021
[alternative link as I request Hathi to open the book, if you are not in the US] https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bXvRWalstRcRu0iq_nFMY0TU3efGnvXO/view?usp=sharing

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Post by Leni » October 25th, 2021, 4:28 pm

Open for business, looking for a DPL. :D
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Post by jakemalizia » October 27th, 2021, 9:48 am

Is this link not PD for me (UK)? I'm getting "Limited - search only" so I can't look at the text. May just be me :lol:

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Post by RuthP » October 27th, 2021, 10:33 am

jakemalizia wrote:
October 27th, 2021, 9:48 am
Is this link not PD for me (UK)? I'm getting "Limited - search only" so I can't look at the text. May just be me :lol:
I am also getting this in the UK!

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Post by Leni » October 27th, 2021, 11:11 am

Ah, thanks for letting me know. I thought it might happen, but then forgot. It should not be blocked, I will ask Hathi about it, but in the meantime, I will add an alternative link to the text.
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Post by Leni » October 27th, 2021, 12:16 pm

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Post by jakemalizia » October 27th, 2021, 1:07 pm

Can I claim section 1?

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Post by Leni » October 27th, 2021, 3:09 pm

jakemalizia wrote:
October 27th, 2021, 1:07 pm
Can I claim section 1?
Sure! I am assigning you section 1. :)
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Post by louishehman » October 27th, 2021, 7:50 pm

Now this is exciting! What a great undertaking. I would like to go ahead and claim chapter 3--hopefully, I'll be able to participate more in the coming weeks.

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Post by yourbookvoice » October 28th, 2021, 3:32 pm

Oh, this is a delicious read! I'd like to claim the following sections:

0 Introduction by the translator p. vii to xvii Open
2 Book I, Chapters 4 to 16 p. 6 to 20 (Life of Romulus) Open
4 Book I, Chapters 22 to 31 p.25 to 38 (Life of Tullus Hostilius) Open

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Post by Leni » October 28th, 2021, 6:11 pm

louishehman wrote:
October 27th, 2021, 7:50 pm
Now this is exciting! What a great undertaking. I would like to go ahead and claim chapter 3--hopefully, I'll be able to participate more in the coming weeks.
Thanks, section assigned! Happy reading!
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Post by Leni » October 28th, 2021, 6:17 pm

yourbookvoice wrote:
October 28th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Oh, this is a delicious read! I'd like to claim the following sections:

0 Introduction by the translator p. vii to xvii Open
2 Book I, Chapters 4 to 16 p. 6 to 20 (Life of Romulus) Open
4 Book I, Chapters 22 to 31 p.25 to 38 (Life of Tullus Hostilius) Open

Kerry Adams
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Sections assigned, thanks!
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Post by yourbookvoice » October 28th, 2021, 7:13 pm

Leni wrote:
October 28th, 2021, 6:17 pm
yourbookvoice wrote:
October 28th, 2021, 3:32 pm
Oh, this is a delicious read! I'd like to claim the following sections:

0 Introduction by the translator p. vii to xvii Open
2 Book I, Chapters 4 to 16 p. 6 to 20 (Life of Romulus) Open
4 Book I, Chapters 22 to 31 p.25 to 38 (Life of Tullus Hostilius) Open

Kerry Adams
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Sections assigned, thanks!
Thank you!

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Post by jakemalizia » October 29th, 2021, 7:57 am

Leni wrote:
October 27th, 2021, 3:09 pm
jakemalizia wrote:
October 27th, 2021, 1:07 pm
Can I claim section 1?
Sure! I am assigning you section 1. :)
Thanks! Here's Section1:

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/historyofrome1_01_livy_128kb.mp3 - 14m32s
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Post by Leni » October 30th, 2021, 12:13 pm

Thanks! I will PL soon.
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