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Post by Leni » January 7th, 2019, 12:05 pm

Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius, Book 2 by Niccolò Machiavelli (1469 - 1527). Translated by Ninian Hill Thomson (1830-1921)

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In "Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius", posthumous work by the author of The Prince, Machiavelli discusses the useful lessons that could be learnt from the past for the present. As the title mentions, the subject of the work is the first ten books of Livy's Ab urbe condita, which cover the expansion of Rome from the legendary monarchy of Romulus to the end of the Third Samnite War (293 BCE). The whole work contains three books, with 142 numbered chapters - perhaps not a coincidence, since Livy's history also contained 142 books. In the second book, the author discusses decisions made by the Roman people pertaining to the increase of its empire. (Summary by Leni)
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    [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Niccolò Machiavelli) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niccolò_Machiavelli
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Post by merendo07 » January 8th, 2019, 6:36 am

Hey Leni. I really enjoyed working on book one, so I'd like to contribute to this one, too. May I read the first five sections?
I enjoy reading, and I want to constantly improve. So please, do give me feedback on my tone of voice, my emotion, everything. It's helpful and it's appreciated.

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Post by Leni » January 8th, 2019, 11:57 am

merendo07 wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 6:36 am
Hey Leni. I really enjoyed working on book one, so I'd like to contribute to this one, too. May I read the first five sections?
Yay, thanks for continuing helping with this project, merendo. I will add your claim as soon as we get a window. :mrgreen:
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Post by merendo07 » January 8th, 2019, 1:21 pm

Leni wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 11:57 am
Yay, thanks for continuing helping with this project, merendo. I will add your claim as soon as we get a window. :mrgreen:
Thanking you :)
I enjoy reading, and I want to constantly improve. So please, do give me feedback on my tone of voice, my emotion, everything. It's helpful and it's appreciated.

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Post by icequeen » January 8th, 2019, 1:31 pm

I'll MC this one for you as well, Leni! Since we already have claimers, I better get on my horse and make an MW! :D
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Post by icequeen » January 8th, 2019, 1:34 pm

OK, the MW is up, and we will wait here a day or two to see if we can pick up a DPL.
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Post by Leni » January 8th, 2019, 4:06 pm

merendo07 wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 1:21 pm
Leni wrote:
January 8th, 2019, 11:57 am
Yay, thanks for continuing helping with this project, merendo. I will add your claim as soon as we get a window. :mrgreen:
Thanking you :)

Great! Thanks for MCing this one too, Ann!

The Magic Window is filled. Merendo,the first five sections are yours!
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Post by afutterer » January 11th, 2019, 2:51 pm

I can pl for you.
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Post by Leni » January 11th, 2019, 3:56 pm

afutterer wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 2:51 pm
I can pl for you.
That is great, thanks!
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Post by icequeen » January 11th, 2019, 4:05 pm

Thanks Anthony! You now have access to the MW!


Moving on to Readers Wanted!
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Post by jenno » January 11th, 2019, 11:38 pm

Could I claim section 5 - 10 inclusive please ??

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Post by Leni » January 12th, 2019, 8:25 am

jenno wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 11:38 pm
Could I claim section 5 - 10 inclusive please ??

Jennifer
Sure, thanks for claiming! :)
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Post by afutterer » January 14th, 2019, 1:01 pm

icequeen wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Thanks Anthony! You now have access to the MW!


Moving on to Readers Wanted!
:thumbs:
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Post by merendo07 » January 14th, 2019, 1:47 pm

I enjoy reading, and I want to constantly improve. So please, do give me feedback on my tone of voice, my emotion, everything. It's helpful and it's appreciated.

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Post by Leni » January 14th, 2019, 4:47 pm

merendo07 wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Here's the first section (08:35) https://librivox.org/uploads/icequeen/discoursesonlivy2_00_machiavelli_128kb.mp3
Thanks!
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