COMPLETE: The Dialogues of the Gods by Lucian-leni

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Foon
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Post by Foon » April 6th, 2019, 7:02 am

This project is now complete! All files can be found in the Librivox catalog page: https://librivox.org/lucians-dialogues-volume-1-the-dialogues-of-the-gods-by-lucian-of-samosata/

Lucian's Dialogues Volume 1: The Dialogues of the Gods by Lucian of Samosata (c. 125 - c. 180). Translated by Howard Williams (1837 - 1931)
The Dialogues of the Gods are 26 miniature dialogues mocking the Homeric conception of the Greek gods written in Attic Greek by Syrian author Lucian of Samosata. Almost 1900 years old, these dialogues still retain a lot of their original humor and wit. <br><br>

The cast list for dialogues with 3 or more readers is given below:<br><br>

Dialogue 8:<br>
Zeus: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10957">Owen Cook</a><br>Hephæstus: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13278">KevinS</a><br>Stage directions: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>
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Dialogue 9:<br>
Poseidon: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6754">ToddHW</a><br>Hermes: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10957">Owen Cook</a><br>Stage directions: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>
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Dialogue 13:<br>
Zeus: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6754">ToddHW</a><br>Asklepius: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>Herakles: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13278">KevinS</a><br>
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Dialogue 20:<br>
Zeus: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/7170">alanmapstone</a><br>Hermes: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10957">Owen Cook</a><br>Hera: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12500">Foon</a><br>Athena: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10179">Sonia</a><br>Aphrodite: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/10087">Sandra Schmit</a><br>Paris: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/12874">Aaron White</a><br>Stage directions: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/6754">ToddHW</a><br>
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Editor: <a href="https://librivox.org/reader/13072">Campbell Schelp</a><br>
(Foon)
BC: Foon
Editor: lymiewithpurpose
Parts PL: Foon
Completed dialogues PL: Rapunzelina


  1. Is there a deadline?
    We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
  2. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here
    Please select 1 role per dialogue only. Readers are welcome to claim multiple appearances of the same role in different dialogues, but this is not necessary (for example, Zeus in Dialogue 1 and Zeus in Dialogue 2 can be read by different people). Readers are also welcome to claim different roles across different dialogues.
    To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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  4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/dialoguesnamelyd00luci
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  6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
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    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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  7. Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    [Role], read by [your name].

    If the MW indicates you should read the intro and outro, please include:At the beginning: "Dialogue [number] of The Dialogues of the Gods by Lucian. Translated by Howard Williams. This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit Librivox dot org. Dialogue [number]: [Title]."

    At the end: End of Dialogue [number].

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  8. AFTER recording
    Save roles as 128 kbps MP3
    dialoguesofthegods_[role]_[##]_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the dialogue number.

    Save completed dialogues as 128 kbps MP3
    dialoguesofthegods_[##]_lucian_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the dialogue number.



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    Please post below
Last edited by Foon on September 4th, 2019, 4:59 am, edited 8 times in total.
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

Foon
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Post by Foon » April 6th, 2019, 7:05 am

I've been excited about starting this project for a while. It contains the first part of the linked book, as the whole collection would be a bit much for one project.

If anyone is interested in editing or PLing this project, welcome aboard! I'd be happy to take either of those roles myself, but obviously I can't do both and PL my own editing job. ;)

EDIT: Anyone checking in now, I'd like to have someone for either parts PL, or completed sections PL, and then I'll take the other spot myself. But if you want both, that's fine too of course.. we can all share the fun! :D
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Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

lymiewithpurpose
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 6th, 2019, 7:50 am

Ooh, may I edit this? I don't have too much experience but I have quite enjoyed my little experience that I do have. I also love this topic. Let me know!
Campbell
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

Foon
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Post by Foon » April 6th, 2019, 7:52 am

lymiewithpurpose wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 7:50 am
Ooh, may I edit this? I don't have too much experience but I have quite enjoyed my little experience that I do have. I also love this topic. Let me know!
Absolutely, you're very welcome to! A lot of these dialogues aren't all that long, and most have only 2 speaking roles without any stage directions, which makes them ideal to get editing practice in my opinion :)
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by Leni » April 6th, 2019, 7:53 am

Hello, Foon. So, if you don't mind an MC that has never MC'd a DR, I am here. Because this will be a Dramatic Reading, right? And I might as well start with a text I know well. Shall have your window up soon. Stay tuned. :mrgreen:
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Post by lymiewithpurpose » April 6th, 2019, 7:54 am

Foon wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 7:52 am
Absolutely, you're very welcome to! A lot of these dialogues aren't all that long, and most have only 2 speaking roles without any stage directions, which makes them ideal to get editing practice in my opinion
Great, thanks! And I agree, perfect practice, especially with a topic that I absolutely looove. Mini story time, I went to a private and artsy elementary school, and every year we would have to put on a different play about either the Greek and Roman gods. I had so much fun with it, and this is a throwback to these days!
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Readers wanted: The Cliff-Dwellers

Foon
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Post by Foon » April 6th, 2019, 8:02 am

Leni wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 7:53 am
Hello, Foon. So, if you don't mind an MC that has never MC'd a DR, I am here. Because this will be a Dramatic Reading, right? And I might as well start with a text I know well. Shall have your window up soon. Stay tuned. :mrgreen:
Sounds good!! It's something in between a DR and a play, I guess? I wasn't quite sure what to call it myself, which is why I just went with "Dialogues" :lol:
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by aaronwhite1977 » April 6th, 2019, 8:05 am

This looks amazing!

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Post by Leni » April 6th, 2019, 8:30 am

Foon wrote:
April 6th, 2019, 8:02 am
Sounds good!! It's something in between a DR and a play, I guess? I wasn't quite sure what to call it myself, which is why I just went with "Dialogues" :lol:
Well, since traditionally they are not understood as plays, I went with DR :mrgreen: Your window is ready, let's hang around here waiting for a PLer for a while.
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Post by Foon » April 6th, 2019, 9:04 am

Thank you Leni! The MW is all set up, which means we're ready for claims! :D
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by aaronwhite1977 » April 6th, 2019, 9:22 am

May we already claim sections?
Can I claim 3?
If so, I’d like
In dialogue 20 - Paris. (It is section 67)
In dialogue 22 - Pan. (Section 73)
And in dialogue 1 - Zeus (section 2)

I love reading this stuff out loud.

Aaron

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Post by Kitty » April 6th, 2019, 9:22 am

great find, Foon ! I love Greek mythology. I know all these stories from my childhood. :9:

Can I be Leto in dialogue XVI and Athena in dialogue XX (for starters) ?

Sonia

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Post by Foon » April 6th, 2019, 9:27 am

Thank you Aaron and Sonia, your claims are in!
Foon - Real life is getting in the way of LV, will be slow until all is back on track, please bear with me!


Readers needed:
Dramatic Reading: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Folklore/legends: Arabian Nights Vol. 11
Play: Zeus the Tragedian

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Post by KIBBONAFIDE » April 6th, 2019, 9:33 am

May I have 3 and 27, please?? Thanks!
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Post by alanmapstone » April 6th, 2019, 9:36 am

Can I read Zeus in the Judgement of Paris (Section 62)
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