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Postby Carolus Raeticus » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:49 pm

Salvete!

After toiling for quite some time I have finally finished my latest transcription project: a Latin version of Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX. You can download it from its Project Gutenberg-page.

I chose this specific text for several reasons:

  • I was interested in the text as such (always a must for any transcription project I tackle).
  • It provides a lot of text of a suitable intermediate level.
  • It serves as further raw material for phrase hunting.
I hope people will enjoy it. Please share its being available for free at Gutenberg.org.

Valete,

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Re: Online: Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX

Postby Nesrad » Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:52 pm

Nice job, Carole. I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Re: Online: Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX

Postby Alexander » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:22 am

That's great! Thank you very much for all the work.

Do you know who the translator is? In the preface only the names of the editors are given, aren't they?
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Re: Online: Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX

Postby Carolus Raeticus » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:24 pm

Alexander wrote:That's great! Thank you very much for all the work.

Do you know who the translator is? In the preface only the names of the editors are given, aren't they?

I'm not entirely sure, but it's probably based on Johannes Schweighaeuser's 1816-edition, with changes made by Karl Wilhelm Dindorf for the Didot-edition (for the complete Didot-series, see this page at Vivarium Novum. The later Latin edition is sometimes word for word the same as Schweighaeuser's (at least in those cases I had to check something), but in some cases it departs from it. It may not be the best possible translation, but I certainly enjoyed reading the text (interesting Scythian customs).

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Re: Online: Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX

Postby rothbard » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:58 am

It would seem to be a translation by Lorenzo Valla (see here).
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