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  • LucretiusToday MP# Cover.jpgHere is the text that we have covered in Episode One. More posting about this episode will happen as we release it, hopefully over the next several days. It has been recorded and is in final editing stages. This text is the 1743 Daniel Browne edition. It starts with line one of Book one and goes approximately to Latin line 60. MOTHER of Rome, Delight of Men and Gods, Sweet Venus; who with vital power does fill the sea bearing the ships, the fruitful Earth, all things…
  • soundcloud.com/user-509726839/…today-podcast-episode-one The first episode of the LucretiusToday podcast is now available for download here. The home page of the podcast will be here, but discussion will take place here at Epicureanfriends.com in this thread. Lots of work went into preparing this episode, so please let us know your thoughts and suggestions. If you have questions you would like us to cover in the next episode, please place them here, or if you like, submit an audio file and we w…
  • Yes, that is Lucretiustoday.com and I definitely want it to be a full podcast-type page with RSS feed and the ability for podcast apps on smartphones to subscribe to it. I listen to podcasts on my telephone all the time so I definitely will make sure we have that feature. Right now the wordpress site may have a subscribe function but I am not sure it is working to allow a podcast app to subscribe and get new episodes. I am going to have to decide whether to host the mp3 files on one of the dedi…
  • Also, I doubt it will make sense to try to record these in full video for a while, but it would be very easy and helpful, before posting it to youtube, to make some "slides" to add as a video component to each episode. At the very least the text we are reading from ought to be visible as the video component, even if the podcast is mostly audio.
  • The plan is to do the whole book cover to cover, even knowing what a huge project that will be. I'd like to do more podcasts in addition to this one, but going through cover to cover gives a unifying thread from episode to episode. No doubt some episodes will be longer and shorter than others, and no doubt also as the discussion gets really technical we'll spend as much time talking about the methodology and the context as we will the details of the passage. To me the methodology of the book is…