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Post by Leni » June 4th, 2020, 9:14 am

On Benefits (De Beneficiis) by Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE - 65). Translated by Aubrey Stewart (1844 - 1918)

De Beneficiis (English: On Benefits) is one of the moral essays composed by Seneca, Roman author of the 1st century CE. It deals with Stoic ethics, mainly in regards to political leadership, concerning the award and reception of gifts and favours within society. While the title is traditionally translated as "On Benefits", other possible translations are "On gifts and services"; "On the Award and Reception of Favors" and "On kind deeds". (Summary by Leni)
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Post by Leni » June 4th, 2020, 11:50 am

Window is complete, open for claims and looking for a DPL!
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Post by pschempf » June 4th, 2020, 11:52 am

Leni -

May I have sections 3 and 17?
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Post by Leni » June 4th, 2020, 11:54 am

pschempf wrote:
June 4th, 2020, 11:52 am
Leni -

May I have sections 3 and 17?
Sure! Thanks for starting the game here. :D
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Post by pschempf » June 4th, 2020, 11:55 am

That didn't take long. :D
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Post by cadastra » June 5th, 2020, 10:39 am

I'd love to DPL!
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Post by Leni » June 5th, 2020, 10:56 am

cadastra wrote:
June 5th, 2020, 10:39 am
I'd love to DPL!
That would be great, thanks for joining me again in a project!
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Post by latraviata » June 6th, 2020, 11:20 am

I'd love to take Sections 1 and 2!

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Post by Leni » June 7th, 2020, 8:49 am

latraviata wrote:
June 6th, 2020, 11:20 am
I'd love to take Sections 1 and 2!
Hello, and welcome to LV!

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Post by latraviata » June 7th, 2020, 8:53 am

Hi Leni, using my screen name here, latraviata, is fine. I'll submit the 1-minute test within the hour :)

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Post by dvandervis » June 7th, 2020, 9:48 am

Holy wall of text batman!

I'll take Book 3 (Sections 7, 8 & 9) if I may
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Post by Leni » June 7th, 2020, 1:35 pm

dvandervis wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 9:48 am
Holy wall of text batman!

I'll take Book 3 (Sections 7, 8 & 9) if I may
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Thanks much, Diana! Sections assigned.
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Post by pschempf » June 7th, 2020, 8:39 pm

Leni -

Would you like the chapter numbers read as I come to them or omitted?

Also - in book V, chapter 25, there are what appear to be citations ( [Il. i. 39 sqq.] and [Hes. Op. 291.] ). Would you like those read in some fashion or omitted?
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Post by Leni » June 8th, 2020, 8:46 am

pschempf wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 8:39 pm
Leni -

Would you like the chapter numbers read as I come to them or omitted?

Also - in book V, chapter 25, there are what appear to be citations ( [Il. i. 39 sqq.] and [Hes. Op. 291.] ). Would you like those read in some fashion or omitted?
Hey, Fritz. Thanks for asking. I did think about omitting or not the numbers, but I think we should read them, because it helps people get a sense of where they are in the book. As to the citations... :hmm: they are not in the original of course, and I am not sure all readers would know how to read them. I think we can leave that to each reader's discretion.

Thanks!
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Post by tracyunderwood » June 8th, 2020, 3:16 pm

Hello Leni!

Great project! I'm familiar with Seneca's work since I'm writing a book about the Emperor Nero. I'd like to volunteer for Section 1: Book I, chap. 1 - 5.

I just submitted my one minute test and am waiting for feedback.

I've downloaded Audacity and Checker and am working off of a MacBook Pro with Bose 700 headphones/microphone. I've properly set-up my preferences in Audacity to comply with Librivox recommendations.

This is my first volunteer chapter and am anxious to do a really good job. Let me know if you'd like for me to read.

Thank you!
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