[GREEK] Homer 'The Odyssey' or 'The Iliad' In original lang.

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Leonidas
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Post by Leonidas » October 16th, 2010, 1:46 pm

As anyone ever suggested this ?. Not that i have the knowledge to pronounce such mighty tomes in the correct fashion. In fact any of the Ancient Greek philosophers or playwrights works would be interesting. I have been told by many scholars that you cannot appreciate the beauty and skill of the writing until heard or read in the original language. I don't know what anyone else thinks ?.

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Post by Nicholas19 » October 16th, 2010, 2:17 pm

Leonidas wrote:As anyone ever suggested this ?. Not that i have the knowledge to pronounce such mighty tomes in the correct fashion. In fact any of the Ancient Greek philosophers or playwrights works would be interesting. I have been told by many scholars that you cannot appreciate the beauty and skill of the writing until heard or read in the original language. I don't know what anyone else thinks ?.
Hi,

Book 6 is already underway in the original actually. ;)

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=23514&highlight=

As well as the whole book in Latin:

http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=463512#463512

Have you tried searching by language in the catalog?

Also see: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28623 a project to record an Ancient Greek grammar.

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Nicholas J. Bridgewater

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Post by Leonidas » October 16th, 2010, 3:20 pm

I didn't notice those. I do apologise.

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Post by RuthieG » October 16th, 2010, 4:29 pm

Don't apologise - it takes quite a while to learn your way around the forum and the catalogue - it's all rather large now. ;) The search facility is soon to be upgraded to make it easier to use.

But you are in good company here - we have quite a few ardent classicists. :)

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Post by Nicholas19 » October 16th, 2010, 5:09 pm

Leonidas wrote:I didn't notice those. I do apologise.
As Ruth said above, the advanced search isn't very obvious. It took me a while to figure out how to use it. No need to apologise.

We're glad to have you here! :)
Nicholas J. Bridgewater

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Post by Leonidas » October 17th, 2010, 12:20 pm

I don't feel as silly now. Wow the catalogue grows at some rate.

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Post by Marilianus » October 17th, 2010, 2:32 pm

Hello Leonidas,

Very good that You are interested in the ancient languages! I may add that pella makes some great recordings of the bible in ancient greek, she pronounces greek in the way modern greeks do - very interesting also.

The librivox´policy is that no one is critizised for his pronunciation if it is in any way consistent, so I would like to encourage You if You feel able to read something in Greek. You can make a test recording, if You want.

Hope we hear from You

:D Christoph

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