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Beh-Hur translation project

Beh-Hur translation project

Postby bedwere » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:46 pm

Greetings! I would like to resurrect and double an old idea of mine: translating a comic book not only into Latin but now also into Greek. This is the candidate:

Ben-Hur Stories by Famous Authors Illustrated #11
However, I am open to suggestions, if you know a better suited comic book in the public domain.

Being just an amateur and given my level of competence, I'd never dare to do this on my own. With your help, this work will be possible and constitute an exciting learning opportunity (and a humbling experience for my ego, I suspect :roll:). I'll post my translations in the Composition Board and you'll kindly correct and/or improve them, won't you? Thanks!

Then, with the Latin and Greek texts, I'll create new comic pages, which will be made available under the Creative Common Attribution, according to Textkit's policy. Comments?


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Images with the texts in the classical languages may be out of date. Latest versions available here:
Tota fabula de Benhur

Ὁ ὅλος μῦθος περὶ τοῦ Βενώρ
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby Markos » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:28 pm

bedwere wrote:Comments?

I think this is a great idea, and I am willing to help.
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby daivid » Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:12 pm

Comics are an excellent way to learn a language and Ben Hur would fit the bill in that the is unlikely to be any words that are not found in Greek.
There are some interesting history pages that would also work such as High Lights of History
http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=58434 that might be worth a look.

I would certainly like to help with Ben Hur or any other - at leas to the extent I am able.
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby bedwere » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:34 am

If you prefer to leave your comments and corrections on the text on Google Drive, please send me a PM with your email. Thanks!
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby dlb » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:19 am

All,
Something I have been thinking about since I saw the translated pages of Ben Hur on another web site:
I know bedwere thinks that the cost of publishing the translated comic may be high and therefore something he may not want to bear himself.
Do y'all think that, as individuals collectively, we could have it published?
By that I mean, if we contributed X amount of dollars per person to publish it, each one of us would receive a copy, the comic would be printed, it could be sold publicly, and the translator would receive profits for his efforts.

Any thought on this idea?
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby bedwere » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:14 am

Apparently it is possible to self publish comic books through lulu.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ifu_rUTrMg
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby dlb » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:35 am

bedwere wrote:Apparently it is possible to self publish comic books through lulu.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ifu_rUTrMg

I was unaware of that but I have ordered books printed by Lulu.
I was just trying to get the Latin community here to support your efforts along with 'spreading the word' and help you get paid for your efforts.
Either way, I would love to have a few copies.
Let me know if I can help you.
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby bedwere » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:47 am

I do appreciate. Thanks!
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby dlb » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:20 pm

You are welcome!
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby temporarymember » Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:07 am

Did this come to fruition? I would like to buy an Ancient Greek language comic book for a dear friend for Xmas.
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby bedwere » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:38 am

Ben-Hur won't be home for Christmas, I'm afraid. But I'm making progress.
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Re: Beh-Hur (or other comic book) translation project

Postby temporarymember » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:08 am

OK, thanks. Let me know if you ever go for subscriptions for installments.
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Re: Beh-Hur translation project

Postby jeidsath » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:28 pm

εὖγε φίλε!
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Re: Beh-Hur translation project

Postby bedwere » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:26 pm

Εὐχαριστῶ σοι, ὦ βέλτιστε.

Although you can read the stories for free on archive.org and basically do whatever you want with them, as requested, I prepared also the printed editions on Lulu.com:

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