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Post by Leni » October 13th, 2018, 5:31 pm

Volume 1 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-1-by-pliny-the-elder/
Volume 2 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-2-by-pliny-the-elder/
Volume 3 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-3-by-pliny-the-elder/
Volume 4 is cataloged: http://librivox.org/the-natural-history-volume-4-by-pliny-the-elder/

The Natural History, volume 5 by Pliny the Elder (AD 23 - August 25, 79) . Translated by John Bostock and Henry Thomas Riley (1773-1846, 1816-1878).
Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman empire to the modern day and purports to cover the entire field of ancient knowledge, based on the best authorities available to Pliny. The work became a model for all later encyclopedias in terms of the breadth of subject matter examined, the need to reference original authors, and a comprehensive index list of the contents. The scheme of his great work is vast and comprehensive, being nothing short of an encyclopedia of learning and of art so far as they are connected with nature or draw their materials from nature. The work divides neatly into the organic world of plants and animals, and the realm of inorganic matter, although there are frequent digressions in each section. He is especially interested in not just describing the occurrence of plants, animals and insects, but also their exploitation (or abuse) by man, especially Romans. The description of metals and minerals is particularly detailed, and valuable for the history of science as being the most extensive compilation still available from the ancient world.

This fifth volume includes books twenty one to twenty five, covering the following subjects:

Book 21 - The natural history of flowers
Book 22 - The properties of plants and fruits
Book 23 - The remedies derived from the cultivated trees
Book 24 - The remedies derived from the forest trees
Book 25 - The natural history of the wild plants

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Post by Lynnet » October 15th, 2018, 5:11 pm

Good to see you back. I will set this up for you.

Edit: All set. Let me know if you need anything else.
Help us finish:

The Chinese Kitten 3 sections remaining
Passages from the Life of a Philosopher by Charles Babbage 31 sections remaining

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Post by Leni » October 16th, 2018, 6:14 pm

Thanks much, Lynnet. It's great to be back. I will fill the MW now. :)
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Post by Leni » October 16th, 2018, 9:07 pm

Ok, we are open for business! Looking for a DPL and readers. :thumbs:

Lynnet, we seem to have three sections too much at the end of the window. Any chance we could sweep them under the rug? :shock: Thanks! :mrgreen:
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Post by Ephemerie » October 18th, 2018, 5:49 am

Hi I'd like to do Chapters 72 - 109!

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Post by Leni » October 18th, 2018, 6:21 am

Ephemerie wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 5:49 am
Hi I'd like to do Chapters 72 - 109!
Hello, Ephemerie, and welcome to Librivox!

As a new reader, it is strongly suggested you do the 1-minute test before jumping in a section (more information about it here).

Also, since this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

Thanks!
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Post by Ephemerie » October 18th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Hi Leni,

Thanks so much for the feedback! I'll certainly complete the test ASAP and post. I'd like my name to appear as E Jove Johnson. May I get back to you on my persona website link?

E

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Post by Leni » October 18th, 2018, 7:39 pm

Ephemerie wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Hi Leni,

Thanks so much for the feedback! I'll certainly complete the test ASAP and post. I'd like my name to appear as E Jove Johnson. May I get back to you on my persona website link?

E
Sure! We are going nowhere anytime soon. :mrgreen: :thumbs:
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Post by Leni » October 18th, 2018, 7:43 pm

Ephemerie wrote:
October 18th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Hi Leni,

Thanks so much for the feedback! I'll certainly complete the test ASAP and post. I'd like my name to appear as E Jove Johnson. May I get back to you on my persona website link?

E
Oh, and here is your reader's page: https://librivox.org/reader/12866
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Post by Mobius » November 1st, 2018, 7:41 pm

Hello!

I would like Section 10, please! I'll post a sample recording ASAP. I'm new to audio narration, but I speak/read Latin and am a fan of Pliny and his somewhat loose interpretations of science.

Katie Skupin

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Post by Leni » November 2nd, 2018, 12:49 pm

Mobius wrote:
November 1st, 2018, 7:41 pm
Hello!

I would like Section 10, please! I'll post a sample recording ASAP. I'm new to audio narration, but I speak/read Latin and am a fan of Pliny and his somewhat loose interpretations of science.

Katie Skupin
Hello, Katie, and welcome to the project. Yes, please try the one minute test. :) Also, since it is your first recording, let me know under what name/pseydonym you would like to appear in the catalog.
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Post by Mobius » November 26th, 2018, 1:20 pm

Hi Leni!

I'm cleared to record via 1-minute test. May I still have Section 10? Also, I'd like to appear under my name, Katie Skupin.

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Post by Leni » December 1st, 2018, 1:56 pm

Mobius wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Hi Leni!

I'm cleared to record via 1-minute test. May I still have Section 10? Also, I'd like to appear under my name, Katie Skupin.
Sure thing, Katie! Thanks! :)
Leni
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