[complete] De Viris Illustribus (On Illustrious Men) by St. Jerome - ke

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Post by ancientchristian » June 30th, 2020, 8:38 am

De Viris Illustribus (On Illustrious Men) by Saint Jerome (347 - 420). Translated by Philip Schaff (1819 - 1893)

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De Viris Illustribus (On Illustrious Men) is a collection of 135 short biographies of important Church writers from the history of the Christian Church, in St. Jerome's time. It was composed in Latin in Bethlehem by St. Jerome in 392 AD. There is also a Greek version of the book, potentially by Sophronius (Chapter 134). The work was dedicated to Flavius Lucius Dexter, who served as high chamberlain to Emperor Theodosius I. Dexter was also the son of Saint Pacianus, who is included in the work. The book is one of the earliest examples of a collection of the lives of the saints, and provides valuable insight about the early writers and writings of the Church. (summarized from Wikipedia)
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Post by kathrinee » July 2nd, 2020, 2:16 pm

I can set this up for you :) Back in a little bit with a MW

ETA:
Here we go. As usual, no need to add the ID3 tags on the recordings. I changed the intro disclaimer to Section, it looks like that will work best for this book.
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Post by ancientchristian » July 2nd, 2020, 2:51 pm

There is no need to put in the meta-data!? That's good to know. Apparently I've been wasting a lot typing... Anyway thank you for setting this up.

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Post by pattymarie » July 3rd, 2020, 6:05 am

I'll dpl this if you'd like. I can get started over the weekend.
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Post by ancientchristian » July 4th, 2020, 4:54 am

Great. Thanks for your help on this one.

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Post by kathrinee » July 5th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Welcome, Pattymarie, you have MW access :)
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Post by pattymarie » July 6th, 2020, 2:01 pm

I've got these all downloaded and will get to them tomorrow. Please post the urls in the thread when uploading so I'll get a notification. :)
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Post by ancientchristian » July 6th, 2020, 2:11 pm

I just uploaded the last one. Good luck with this book. This was by far the hardest book I've done. I think if you hadn't volunteered to DPL I would have given up half way.

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Post by pattymarie » July 7th, 2020, 6:59 am

I can imagine this was difficult with all those ancient names. There were many that I had never heard nor read, so your guess as to the pronunciation of most of them is as good as mine. Your pronunciation of Severus differs from the one I've received from professors and readers of commercial audiobooks, but let's let it stand because it's closer to my recollection of the rules of classical Latin pronunciation than is theirs.

O.K, I can't get into this text (It might have to do with my location being outside North America) to check with it so I'm going by what I hear and what I think ought to be. :roll:

PL notes

Section 1
10:53 procreator/procurator ?


Section 2
15:47 Should the word "at" be in the clause "he did not shun at the ignominy of the cross"? Better English wouldn't have it there, but if it's in the text, we record it. Or--might the verb be misread?

17:26 wives/lives ?

19:14 Montus/Montanus ?


Section 3
10:50 sheet/seat ?

17:01 poverty/property ?

18:54 assidious/assiduous ?


Section 4
This one is super optional. Croesus is generally pronounced [Kree' sus] with the u as a schwa sound like the word a. Even if both the o and e were sounded, you've transposed them. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Croesus

8:43 pangreeac/panegyric ? If I’m right here, you have an example of the word pronounced correctly by yourself at 8:50. :)
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Post by ancientchristian » July 7th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Good catches as usual. I think procreator was my favorite. Changes made and uploaded.

I left "the ignominy of the cross" in there, but made all the other changes.

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Post by pattymarie » July 8th, 2020, 1:48 pm

Section 5 PL notes:

2:28 hexamer/hexameter ?

4:58 "wrote a church" ??? This sounds strange. I can't think of what the correct word might be if it is a mistake, though.

5:15 Totally optional: Thrass/Thrace rhyming with face.

18:19 hexamer/hexameter ? What I'm transcribing as "hexamer" here might actually be a word I don't know. I'd love to see what the word is in the text if you wouldn't mind typing it out for me. Hexamer is a word in biology, and hecksamer figures in numerology. No, I didn't know either of those factoids till I scratched around on the internet today in puzzlement.

18:57 disposed/deposed ?

These are what I have so far. I'm giving the file another listening because I think there was something else I failed to jot down with its location while listening on my portable mp3 player.
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Post by ancientchristian » July 9th, 2020, 7:36 am

OK changes made.

"wrote a church"... obviously I was a little spaced out when I read that. "wrote a book" is correct.

I'm used to the word hexamer from my distant college days, although by now I've forgotten what it means.

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Post by pattymarie » July 10th, 2020, 2:45 pm

Nothing jumped out in another listening to section 5, so sections 1 through 5 are PL OK. I guess this is ready for the catalog. Thanks and congratulations for undertaking it, ancientchristian. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Post by kathrinee » July 10th, 2020, 5:18 pm

Awesome! I'll put in the catalog over the weekend :D Congratulations :clap:
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Post by ancientchristian » July 11th, 2020, 2:15 pm

Great, glad to see this one finished. Thank you both.

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