[WOMEN BIOGRAPHIES] The Empresses of Rome, by Joseph McCabe-leni

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Post by Leni » January 24th, 2020, 1:19 pm

The Empresses of Rome, by Joseph McCabe (1867 - 1955).

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The story of Imperial Rome has been told frequently and impressively in our literature, and few chapters in the long chronicle of man’s deeds and failures have a more dramatic quality. The fresh aspect of this familiar story which I propose to consider is the study of the women who moulded or marred the succeeding Emperors. Woman had her part in the making, as well as the unmaking, of Rome. Long before the commencement of our era, the thought and the power of the Roman woman went out into the larger world of public life; and when the Empire is founded, when the control of the State’s mighty resources is entrusted to the hands of a single ruler, the wife of the monarch may share his power, and assuredly shares his interest for us. Roman women were not content to be secluded from the new culture, and could not escape the stimulation of their new world. An inscription found at Lanuvium, where the Empress Livia had a villa, shows that the little provincial town had a curia mulierum, a women’s debating club. The walls of Pompeii, when the shroud of lava had been removed from its scorched face, bore election-addresses signed by women. As single figures and types rising to the luminous height of the throne out of the dark and indistinguishable crowd, they deserve to be passed in review. (Summary taken from the author's introduction)
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Post by Leni » January 24th, 2020, 6:19 pm

Looking for a DPLer and readers! :)
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Post by BillTurns » March 10th, 2020, 6:25 am

Hey Leni,

Found this thread in need of some attention. I'll gladly DPL for this and quite possibly read a bit for it if there is still need when my current stack of reading diminishes a bit.

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Post by JulieB3 » March 10th, 2020, 6:54 am

I'd like to read sections 0, 1, 2, and 3.

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Post by Leni » March 10th, 2020, 6:53 pm

BillTurns wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 6:25 am
Hey Leni,

Found this thread in need of some attention. I'll gladly DPL for this and quite possibly read a bit for it if there is still need when my current stack of reading diminishes a bit.

Cheers,

~Bill
Thanks, Bill, I have added you as DPLer. :)
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Post by Leni » March 10th, 2020, 6:54 pm

JulieB3 wrote:
March 10th, 2020, 6:54 am
I'd like to read sections 0, 1, 2, and 3.
Thanks, Julie! Sections assigned.
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Post by RhiannonD » March 18th, 2020, 6:30 am

May I claim section 4, The Wives of Caligula?

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Post by Leni » March 18th, 2020, 10:11 am

RhiannonD wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 6:30 am
May I claim section 4, The Wives of Caligula?
Sure, thanks for claiming!
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Post by amandacarlos » March 18th, 2020, 10:51 am

Hi Leni! Can I claim section 5?

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Post by Leni » March 19th, 2020, 4:13 pm

amandacarlos wrote:
March 18th, 2020, 10:51 am
Hi Leni! Can I claim section 5?
Hello, Amanda, and welcome to Librivox. Before you start recording a section, we strongly recommend you do the 1-minute test, as explained here: https://wiki.librivox.org/index.php?title=1-Minute_Test

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Post by jenno » March 19th, 2020, 10:58 pm

Could i claim sections 8 and 9 please ?

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Post by Leni » March 20th, 2020, 9:56 am

jenno wrote:
March 19th, 2020, 10:58 pm
Could i claim sections 8 and 9 please ?

Jennifer
Sure, thanks, Jennifer!
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Post by RitaBoutros » March 21st, 2020, 5:40 am

Greetings!
I'd be happy to do 05, 06 and 07

Thank you,
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Post by Leni » March 21st, 2020, 1:44 pm

RitaBoutros wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 5:40 am
Greetings!
I'd be happy to do 05, 06 and 07

Thank you,
Rita
Hello, Rita! Glad to see you again :D I will assign you section 6 and 7, if you agree, because amandacarlos asked for 5. She hasn't done her 1-minute test or given me her catalog name yet, so I will wait for her a few more days. If she doesn't come back, I can assign you the section as well, if you agree. :)
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Post by felicia0wang » March 22nd, 2020, 8:09 pm

Can I claim section 12?

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