[Ancient Greek] Homer's Odyssey

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Post by hefyd » December 17th, 2010, 6:39 am

I think I'll put this one up,if someone's prepared to BC it.I had it in mind as a collaborative project, at least initially. It'll take a fair old time, but I think we should try. hefyd
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Post by hefyd » December 17th, 2010, 8:04 am

Book 4, at 847 lines is the longest book in the Odyssey [the shortest book is book 6, at 331 lines]. The average length of the books of the Odyssey is 504 lines, and the whole Odyssey has 12,105 lines. The Iliad is slightly longer, in all 15,682 lines. The longest book in the Iliad is book 5, with 909 lines, and the shortest is book 19, with 424 lines. The average length of the books of the Iliad is 653 lines. The length of the Iliad and Odyssey combined is 27,787 lines. I estimate, at a speed of roughly 11 lines a minute, that it will take about 18 hours to read the whole Odyssey. hefyd
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Post by Nicholas19 » December 17th, 2010, 11:41 am

hefyd wrote:Book 4, at 847 lines is the longest book in the Odyssey [the shortest book is book 6, at 331 lines]. The average length of the books of the Odyssey is 504 lines, and the whole Odyssey has 12,105 lines. The Iliad is slightly longer, in all 15,682 lines. The longest book in the Iliad is book 5, with 909 lines, and the shortest is book 19, with 424 lines. The average length of the books of the Iliad is 653 lines. The length of the Iliad and Odyssey combined is 27,787 lines. I estimate, at a speed of roughly 11 lines a minute, that it will take about 18 hours to read the whole Odyssey. hefyd
Do you mean to re-do Book 6 as part of this or do you mean just to do the rest of the books?
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Post by hefyd » December 17th, 2010, 1:24 pm

Book 6 is fine; we might want to do it again, or we could just stitch the parts together.We won't have to worry about it though until we've done the other 23.I'm inclined to release the individual books one by one, but it's probably easier administratively to do the whole thing as one project. hefyd
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Post by Nicholas19 » December 17th, 2010, 2:34 pm

hefyd wrote:Book 6 is fine; we might want to do it again, or we could just stitch the parts together.We won't have to worry about it though until we've done the other 23.I'm inclined to release the individual books one by one, but it's probably easier administratively to do the whole thing as one project. hefyd
I think if you do it as one project, Book 6 should be re-recorded. It would be simpler administratively, of couse, to do the book as one project. However, the advantage of doing each book on its own is that the books will be available to the listening public earlier. Book 6 took quite a while to complete, so imagine how long the whole Odyssey will take. So if it's done as one project, it won't be released for a long time. It's a longer term commitment for the MC and BC.

Since you've already released one book, you might want to continue with each book individually. Do you want to start with Book 1?
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Post by hefyd » December 17th, 2010, 4:25 pm

Do you want to start with Book 1?
Aye,but I wasn't thinking of doing these books in the same way as we did book 6 - I would simply read book 1 myself. If anyone else wanted to claim a book, they would be welcome.hefyd
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