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by A. E. Housman
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The night is freezing fast by A. E. Housman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  November 17, 2019. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Ellies; Newgatenovelist; FraserP; Graham Scott; Joseph Campbell ; Ian King; Kessie; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Lynette Caulkins; Nemo; Paolo Fulgencio; Phil Schempf and tovarisch. Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical...
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by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás
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LibriVox recording of The Promulgation of Universal Peace: Vol. I by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás. Read in English by Nicholas James Bridgewater; Cynthia Moyer; elmay; KHand; Lucretia B.; Max Wainer; hearhis; Carolyn Bridgewater “Two years before the crash of world war shook the continents and upheaved oceans,” Howard MacNutt relates. “‘Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás visited the United States of America proclaiming the Glad-Tidings of Universal Peace and the oneness of the world of humanity. In...
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by Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás
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LibriVox recording of The Mysterious Forces of Civilization (Persian: Risálih-i-Madaníyyih), read by Nicholas James Bridgewater. It was written before 1875 by ‘Abbás Effendí, known as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (the Servant of Bahá) (1844-1921). The Persian text was first lithographed in Bombay in 1882 and printed in Cairo in 1911. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was the eldest son and appointed successor of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The original text of this work was written and...
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by Abram Joseph Ryan
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Farewells by Abram Joseph Ryan. This was the Weekly Poetry project for May 26, 2019. Read in English by Brian Dirkx; alulu; Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; Craig Franklin; Cornel Nemes; Campbell Schelp; Newgatenovelist; Foon; Ian King; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; marietcox54; NarratorJ; rumpledpoetry; leknarf; The Letter A; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and William Mosqueda. Abram Joseph Ryan was an American poet, an active proponent...
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by Abram S. Isaacs
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of Pillow and Stone by Abram S. Isaacs. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 24, 2011. Abram S. Isaacs (1851-1920) was an American rabbi, author, and professor. Isaacs received his education at the New York University, from which he was graduated in 1871. He became a Rabbi at Barnett Memorial Temple at Paterson, New Jersey. For thirty-five years he occupied a chair at the New York University, first as Professor of Hebrew, then of Germanic...
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by Adam Lindsay Gordon
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of A Hunting Song by Adam Lindsay Gordon. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  February 24, 2019. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Campbell Schelp; PNGDeb; Foon; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Phil Schempf; ritalouise; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and Wyn Stewart. Adam Lindsay Gordon was an Australian poet, jockey, police officer, and politician.  In this Weekly Poem he raises a glass "..to every...
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by Adam Smith
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Librivox recording of The Theory of Moral Sentiments (First Edition) by Adam Smith. Read by LIbriVox Volunteers. "How selfish soever man may be supposed, there are evidently some principles in his nature, which interest him in the fortunes of others, and render their happiness necessary to him, though he derives nothing from it, except the pleasure of seeing it." (from The Theory of Moral Sentiments) Adam Smith considered his first major book, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, his most...
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by Adelaide Crapsey
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To The Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window by Adelaide Crapsey. This was a Holloween Poetry project for October 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; David Lawrence; Eva Davis; Garth Burton; Ian King; MaryAnn; mnlopez; Nemo; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Her death was tragic. Full of the desire of life she yet was forced to go, leaving her work all unfinished. Her last year...
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by Albert Schweitzer
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LibriVox recording of The Quest of the Historical Jesus, by Albert Schweitzer. Read by JoeD. In this book, Schweitzer traces the historical progress of 'Historical Jesus' research, from Hermann Reimarus in the mid 18th century, to William Wrede at the turn of the 20th. Schweitzer showed how Jesus' image had changed with the times and with the personal proclivities of the various authors. He concluded with his own synopsis and interpretation of what had been learned over the course of the...
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The Introduction of Albinus to the Dialogues of Plato was written in the 2nd Century CE by Albinus (ΑΛΒΙΝΟΣ) the teacher of Galen (ΚΛΑΥΔΙΟΣ ΓΑΛΗΝΟΣ). Uncompressed 24-bit 192 kHz WAV64 version of the LibriVox recording of The Introduction of Albinus to the Dialogues of Plato by Albinus. Translated by George Burges. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Proof Listened by David Craig. Cover Image: The Triumph of Death by Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Cover design by Geoffrey...
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The Introduction of Alcinous to the Doctrines of Plato which is also known as The Handbook of Platonism (ΕΠΙΤΟΜΗ ΤΩΝ ΠΛΑΤΩΝΟΣ ΔΟΓΜΑΤΩΝ) is attributed to the Middle Platonist philosopher Alcinous (ΑΛΚΙΝΟΥΣ) who lived around the 2nd century CE.  Uncompressed 24-bit 192 kHz WAV64 version of the LibriVox recording of The Introduction of Alcinous to the Doctrines of Plato by Alcinous. Translated by George Burges. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Proof Listened...
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by Alexander Dunlop Lindsay
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LibriVox recording of The Philosophy of Immanuel Kant by Alexander Dunlop Lindsay. Read in English by A. Bryan Johnson & SKwanlada Born in Scotland, Alexander Dunlop Lindsay was a teacher of philosophy at a number of universities in England in the early 1900s. This brief commentary on Kant's philosophy is a work that focuses solely on some of the main ideas Kant put forth in the three Critiques. Although not comprehensive, the narrative style of this volume makes it a pleasant read and will...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox recording of Ode on Solitude by Alexander Pope. Read in English by volunteer readers. LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of Ode on Solitude by Alexander Pope. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 12, 2021. ------ Pope was a poet and satirist of the Augustan period and one of its greatest artistic exponents. Considered the foremost English poet of the early 18th century, after Shakespeare, he is the second-most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations,...
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by Alexander Pope
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LibriVox recording of An Essay on Man, by Alexander Pope. Read by Martin Gleeson. Pope’s Essay on Man, a masterpiece of concise summary in itself, can fairly be summed up as an optimistic enquiry into mankind’s place in the vast Chain of Being. Each of the poem’s four Epistles takes a different perspective, presenting Man in relation to the universe, as individual, in society and, finally, tracing his prospects for achieving the goal of happiness. In choosing stately rhyming couplets to...
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LibriVox recording of Cosmos: A Sketch of a Physical Description of The Universe: Introduction by Alexander von Humboldt. (Translated by Elise Otte.) Read in English by David Wales Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of romantic philosophy. Many consider him to be the last of the great polymaths. After his death in 1859, the scientific world began to divide into separate disciplines, each with its own...
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by Alexis de Tocqueville
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Librivox recording of Democracy in America Volume I by Alexis de Tocqueville. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. When Tocqueville visited America in the 1830s he found a thriving democracy of a kind he had not seen anywhere else. Many of his insightful observations American society and political system, found in the two volume book he published after his visit, still remain surprisingly relevant today. (Summary by the Bookworm) For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit...
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by Alfred Austin
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Fortunatus' Song by Alfred Austin. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  April 15, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Bill Mosley; CoMo290; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Greg Giordano; Jude; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Patrick Wallace; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scotty Smith; Tom Daley; Tomas Peter and tovarisch.  Not all of the English poets laureate have been the greatest masters of verse. Alfred Austin, who assumed this post...
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by Alfred Binet
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Librivox recording of The Mind and the Brain by Alfred Binet, F. Legge, editor. Read by LibriVox Volunteers. “This book is a prolonged effort to establish a distinction between what is called mind and what is called matter. Nothing is more simple than to realise this distinction when you do not go deeply into it; nothing is more difficult when you analyse it a little. At first sight, it seems impossible to confuse things so far apart as a thought and a block of stone; but on reflection this...
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by Alfred Lawson
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LibriVox recording of Born Again by Alfred Lawson. "I doubt that anyone who reads [Born Again] will ever forget it: it is quite singularly bad, with long undigestible rants against the evils of the world, an impossibly idealistic Utopian prescription for the said evils, and - as you will have gathered - a very silly plot." - oddbooks.co.uk Alfred Lawson was a veritable Renaissance man: a professional baseball player, a luminary in the field of aviation, an outspoken advocate of...
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by Alfred North Whitehead
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LibriVox recording of The Concept of Nature, by Alfred North Whitehead. In The Concept of Nature , Alfred North Whitehead discusses the interrelatedness of time, space, and human perception. The idea of objects as 'occasions of experience', arguments against body-mind duality and the search for an all-encompassing 'philosophy of nature' are examined, with specific reference to contemporary (Einstein, with whose theory of relativity he has some complaints) and ancient (Plato, Aristotle)...
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by Alfred William Benn
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LibriVox recording of History of Modern Philosophy by Alfred William Benn. Read in English by Pamela Nagami This book is a brief, but cogent discussion of Western philosophy-- from Francis Bacon and Giordano Bruno through Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz, Hume, Berkeley and Kant, the German idealists and Hegel, and ending with such nineteenth century luminaries as Mill, Spencer, and Nietzsche. Enchanted with Copernicus, Bruno goes to the stake for positing an infinity of inhabited worlds....
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by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 13 recordings of The Higher Pantheism by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for September 18, 2011. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language. ( Summary by Wikipedia ) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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by Algernon Charles Swinburne
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of A Match by Algernon Charles Swinburne This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 19, 2019. Read in English by Brian Dirkx; Bruce Kachuk; Campbell Schelp; Eva Davis; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; InArcadia; Graham Scott; Gail Wamba; Ian King; Josh Kibbey; KevinS; Larry Wilson; Mara Bella; marietcox54; leknarf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and...
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by Alice Meynell
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Moon To The Sun by Alice Meynell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  January 28, 2018. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Brian DeYoung; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Jude; KHand; Nuria; Lee Ann Howlett; Matthew Datcher; RajVO; Sanna Alas; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and boilingforest. Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell was an English writer, editor, critic, and suffragist, now remembered mainly as a poet. Preludes (1875)...
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by Amy Lowell
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Petals by Amy Lowell. This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 27, 2011. Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925) was an American poet of the imagist school from Brookline, Massachusetts who posthumously won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1926. Lowell was born into Brookline's prominent Lowell family, sister to astronomer Percival Lowell and Harvard president Abbott Lawrence Lowell. She never attended college because her...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Our Mat by Andrew Barton Paterson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for  July 14, 2019. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ChadH94; Cornel Nemes; Greg Giordano; Hopeforce1; Jennifer Stearns; KHand; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Shelly Pinnock; Skip Gaul; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Banjo Paterson's speculations on a piece of prison craft. This poem references The Darlinghurst Gaol, a former Australian prison...
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by Andrew Barton Paterson
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 12 recordings of A Mountain Station by Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for April 4, 2021.  Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; Chuck de Sully; ChadH94; David Lawrence; Elizabeth; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; mleigh; Phil Schempf; Sue Gill and Frankie Zuniga. Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, CBE was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing...
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by Andrew Marvell
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell.  This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 29, 2017. Read in English by Amelia Chesley; Algy Pug; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; Greg Giordano; Maria Kasper; Matthew Datcher; Nick J. Gold; Peter Thomlinson; Scotty Smith; Tony Addison and Tomas Peter. Andrew Marvell was an English metaphysical poet, satirist and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678....
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by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
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LibriVox recording of The Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius. (Translated by Wilbraham Villiers Cooper.) Read in English by LibriVox Volunteers. The Consolation of Philosophy was written about 524 A.D. and has been called one of the most popular and influential books ever written. The book is presented as a dialogue between Boethius, the author, and Lady Philosophy, his tutor. Through her teaching, Boethius learns the true nature of fortune, misfortune, wealth,...
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by Anna Hempstead Branch
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 16 recordings of A Mother's Song by Anna Hempstead Branch. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  May 3, 2020. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; ChadH94; Chris Pyle; David Lawrence; Frank249942; Garfield Francisco Dsouza; Gyan Moorthy; Graham Scott; Kailey G.; Larry Wilson; cavaet; Nemo; Phil Schempf; rwraptor; socks4tay and Soumya. A tribute to Mothers everywhere. Taken from The shoes that danced, and other poems by Anna Hempstead Branch, (pub. 1905) (...
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by Anna Katharine Green
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 15 recordings of At the Piano by Anna Katharine Green.  This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for January 1, 2017. Read in English by Bev J Stevens; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Emilie Olsen; Newgatenovelist; fshort; Greg Giordano; Ian King; Josephina Yatar; Leonard Wilson; Matthew Datcher; Scotty Smith; Tomas Peter; tovarisch and The Voice before the Void. Anna Katharine Green was an American poet and novelist. She was one of the first writers of detective...
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by Anne Brontë
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of The Captive Dove by Anne Bronte. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 17, 2016. Read in English by Aubrey Anne; Bruce Kachuk; Brian Darby; clarinetcarrot; David J. Heaney; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Jennifer Fournier; Gloria Fontaine; Greg Giordano; John Burlinson; Julia Niedermaier; Lee Ann Howlett; Maria Kasper and Rapunzelina. Many victorian women felt trapped by the role society gave them. So did Anne Bronte. This is a poem...
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by Anne Brontë
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 17 recordings of Fluctuations by Anne Brontë. This was the Weekly Poetry project for January 24, 2021. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; Craig Franklin; ColleenR; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Helen Ko; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeeSalter; Margaret Lange; Mayah; Phil Schempf; Sean O'Neill; Seaquill and Ted Hanlon. Taken from POEMS by Currer, Ellis, And Acton Bell. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information, including...
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by Anne Brontë
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 12 recordings of Past Days by Anne Brontë . This was the Weekly Poetry project for November 28th, 2010 Anne Brontë was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family. She wrote a volume of poetry with her sisters (Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell, 1846) and in short succession she wrote two novels. Agnes Grey, based upon her experiences as a governess, was published in 1847. Her second and last novel, The Tenant of Wildfell...
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by Anne Lynch Botta
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you  24 recordings of Thoughts in a Library by Anne Lynch Botta. This was the Weekly Poetry project for March 28, 2021.  Read in English by Andrea Atwood; Alexandria Ferrall; Bruce Kachuk; Caitlin Buckley; ChadH94; C. Roxanne Maxwell; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Ezwa; Garth Burton; Gini Pug; Graham Scott; Jana Shepl; JWowsers; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lloyd Knight; LeeSalter; mleigh; nbvoices; Phil Schempf; MaybeCordelia and TR Love. Anne...
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by Anne Robert Jacques Turgot
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LibriVox recording of Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Wealth by Anne Robert Jacques Turgot. (Translated by Nicolas de Condorcet.) Read in English by Jeff Dumas "This Essay May be Considered as the Germ of the Treatise on The Wealth of Nations, Written by the Celebrated Smith" —Condorcet's Life of Turgot. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover, M4B Audiobook, or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of At the End of the Feast by Anonymous. A traditional English Christmas Carol, first published in New Christmas Carols in 1642. This poem was the Weekly Poetry Project for the week beginning December 25th 2011. (Summary by Lucy Perry) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 14 recordings of Santa Claus, Kriss Kringle or St. Nicholas by Anonymous. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for  December 16, 2018. Read in English by Aleacia Messiah; Bruce Kachuk; fshort; Garth Burton; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; Michael92; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scott McMullan; Tasleem Khan and Tomas Peter. This poem was published in booklet form with illustrations in 1897. - Summary by David Lawrence For further information,...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of recording of INTRODUCTION to The Garden Of Bright Waters by Anonymous. (Translated by Edward Powys Mathers.) This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 18, 2021.   Read in English by Brize C; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Newgatenovelist; Frederik Birch; Frank249942; Garth Burton; Kazbek; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; Lily1326; Margaret Lange; Mayah; Nan Dodge; Paula Messina; Phil Schempf; Ryan C. Woosley and Scotty Smith. Edward Powys...
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by Anonymous
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LibriVox recording of Please Buy My Verses by Anonymous. Read in English by Algy Pug; Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; Phil Schempf; RajVO; Scott McMullan; Tomas Peter; tovarisch PLEASE BUY MY VERSES. PRICE: WHAT YOU PLEASE The Bearer Lost His Eyesight While Blasting in December, 1868. - Summary by text For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page...
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by Anton Chekhov
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LibriVox dramatic recording of The Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. Three Sisters is a naturalistic play about the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world. It describes the lives and aspirations of the Prozorov family, the three sisters (Olga, Masha, and Irina) and their brother Andrei. They are a family dissatisfied and frustrated with their present existence. The sisters are refined and cultured young women who grew up in urban Moscow; however for...
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LibriVox recording of Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov. (Translated by Constance Garnett.) Read in English by Expatriate. The line between sanity and insanity is blurred in this classic novella by Anton Chekhov. The disillusioned idealist Dr. Rabin is in charge of a provincial lunatic asylum, overseeing with weary, dubious policies a motley group of patients, a group that mirrors in microcosm all of human and especially Russian society. Seeking answers to profound questions, Dr. Rabin enters into...
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Apuleius on the Doctrines of Plato  is also known as On Plato and his Doctrine (Latin: De Dogmate Platonis ). Apuleius lived in the 2nd Century AD and shared an inheritance of nearly 2,000,000 sesterces with his brother. He was once accused of using magic to seduce a wealthy widow. His most well known novel is the Metamorphoses which is also known as The Golden Ass . De Dogmate Platonis is divided into three parts:  Book I: On Natural Philosophy  Book II: On Moral Philosophy Book III: On the...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 23 recordings of The Railway Station by Archibald Lampman This was the Weekly Poetry project for August 23, 2020.   Read in English by Algy Pug; AmieT22; Bruce Kachuk; bobmuir3; Chandra Hohmann; ChadH94; David Lawrence; EliseDee; Newgatenovelist; Garth Burton; Garfield Dsouza; Greg Giordano; Graham Scott; James Egalsson; KristyM; KevinS; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; LeynaLight; pearl; Phil Schempf; Vin Cramer and WesVHick. This Weekly poem highlights...
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LibriVox  volunteers bring you 18 recordings of Refuge by Archibald Lampman. This was the Weekly Poetry project for October 8, 2017. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Craig Franklin; Chase Landkamer; ClaudiaSterngucker; Newgatenovelist; Elizabeth P.; Garth Burton; Ian King; Jude; Jessie Percival; Lee Ann Howlett; Larry Wilson; MaryAnn; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Archibald Lampman FRSC was a Canadian poet. "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats;'...
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LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 recordings of In November by Archibald Lampman. This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for November 13, 2016. Read in English by Bruce Kachuk; David Lawrence; Garth Burton; Kangaroo; Matthew Datcher; Maria Kasper; Rosslyn Carlyle; Tasleem Khan; Tomas Peter and tovarisch. Archibald Lampman FRSC was a Canadian poet. "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats;' and he is perhaps the most outstanding exponent of the Canadian school of nature poets."...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox recording of On Interpretation by Aristotle. Translated by Octavius Freire Owen. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Diana Majlinger. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Betty M. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Cover: The Little Shepherdess by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. On Interpretation (Ancient Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΕΡΜΗΝΕΙΑΣ; Latin: DE INTERPRETATIONE) is the second of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz Wave version of the LibriVox audiobook recording of Parva Naturalia (Short Treatises on Nature) by Aristotle. Translated by William Alexander Hammond. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Guero. Meta Coordinator: J. M. Smallheer. CD Insert: Janette Brown. Painting: Rokeby Venus by Diego Velázquez de Silva y Velázquez, c.1651. Recording and Cover by Geoffrey Edwards are in the Public Domain. For more free audiobooks or to become a...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox recording of Posterior Analytics by Aristotle. Translated by Octavius Freire Owen. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Availle. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Guero. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Cover: Au Bord du Ruisseau by William-Adolphe Bouguereau c.1875. Cover design by Geoffrey Edwards is in the public domain. Posterior Analytics (Ancient Greek: ΑΝΑΛΥΤΙΚΑ ΥΣΤΕΡΑ Latin ANALYTICA POSTERIORA)...
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LibriVox recording of The Nicomachean Ethics, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. The work consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes said to be from his lectures at the Lyceum which were either edited by or dedicated to Aristotle's son, Nicomachus. In many ways this work parallels the similar Eudemian Ethics, which has only eight books, and the two works can be fruitfully compared. Books V, VI, and VII of the Nicomachean Ethics are identical...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox recording of De Sophisticis Elenchis  by Aristotle. Translated by W.A. Pickard-Cambridge. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Bart de Leeuw. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Guero. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Painting: The Broken Pitcher by William-Adolphe Bouguereau c.1891. Recording and cover by Geoffrey Edwards are in the Public Domain.   Sophistical Refutations (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΣΟΦΙΣΤΙΚΩΝ...
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LibriVox recording of Economics by Aristotle. (Translated by Edward Seymour Forster.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Economics (Greek: Οἰκονομικά; Latin: Oeconomica) may not have been written by Aristotle and discusses finances of the home and state. - Summary by Geoffrey Edwards For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox audiobook recording of Prior Analytics by Aristotle. Translated by Octavius Freire Owen. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: TriciaG. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Cover: Before the Bath by William-Adolphe Bouguereau c.1900. Prior Analytics (Ancient Greek: ΑΝΑΛΥΤΙΚΑ ΠΡΟΤΕΡΑ; Latin: ANALYTICA PRIORA) is one of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon...
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LibriVox recording of Sophistical Elenchi, by Aristotle. Read by GeoffreyEdwards. De Sophisticis Elenchis is the sixth of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon ("Instrument"). In De Sophisticis Elenchis Aristotle identifies 13 falacies. Verbal Fallacies are: Accent or Emphasis; Amphibology; Equivocation; Composition; Division and Figure of Speech. Material Fallacies are: Accident; Affirming the Consequent; Converse Accident; Irrelevant Conclusion;...
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Uncompressed 24-bit 192 kHz WAV64 version of the LibriVox recording of Economics by Aristotle. Translated by Edward Seymour Forster. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: TriciaG. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Gail Timmerman Vaughan. CD Insert: Annise. Cover: Allegory of Fortune by Salvator Rosa, c.1659. Recording, CD Insert and Thumb Image are all in the public domain. Economics (Ancient Greek: ΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΑ; Latin: OECONOMICA) may not have been written by...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox recording of Rhetoric by Aristotle. Translated by Thomas Taylor. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: TriciaG. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Leni. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Cover: Portrait of Anne, Countess of Chesterfield by Thomas Gainsborough c.1778. Scanned by The J. Paul Getty Museum. Rhetoric (Ancient Greek: ΡΗΤΟΡΙΚΗ  Latin: Ars Rhetorica) consists of three books. Topics discussed include...
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Uncompressed 24-bit 192 kHz Wave64 version of the LibriVox audiobook recording of the Constitution of Athens by Aristotle. Translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Patti Cunningham. Meta Coordinator: MaryAnn. CD Insert: Annise. Painting: Triumph of the Marine Venus by Sebastiano Ricci c. 1713. Scanned by The J. Paul Getty Museum. Recording and Cover by Geoffrey Edwards are in the public domain. The Constitution of the Athens (Greek:...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox recording of Categories by Aristotle. Translated by Octavius Freire Owen. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: Carl Manchester. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Marcel Coenders. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Cover: A Little Coaxing by William-Adolphe Bouguereau c.1890. Cover design by Geoffrey Edwards is in the public domain. Categories (Ancient Greek: ΚΑΤΗΓΟΡΙΑΙ; Latin: CATEGORIAE) is the first of...
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Uncompressed 32-bit 192 kHz Wave64 version of the LibriVox audiobook recording of Eudemian Ethics by Aristotle. Translated by J. Solomon. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta Coordinator: TriciaG. Proof Listener: Bala. Painting: After the Bath by William-Adolphe Bouguereau c.1875. Recording and Cover by Geoffrey Edwards are in the Public Domain. Eudemian Ethics (Greek: ΗΘΙΚΩΝ ΕΥΔΗΜΙΩΝ Latin: ETHICA EUDEMIA) discusses topics including virtue, friendship, happiness and God. It is believed...
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LibriVox recording of Movement & Progression of Animals by Aristotle. (Translated by A. S. L. Farquharson.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Movement of Animals (or On the Motion of Animals; Greek Περὶ ζῴων κινήσεως; Latin De Motu Animalium) begins with a discussion of the physics of motion and asks whether God, the Unmoved Mover, exists outside of our Universe. Progression of Animals (or On the Gait of Animals; Greek: Περὶ πορείας ζῴων; Latin: De...
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LibriVox recording of On the Heavens by Aristotle. Translated by John Leofric Stocks Read by Geoffrey Edwards On the Heavens (Greek: Περί ουρανού, Latin: De Caelo or De Caelo et Mundo) is Aristotle's chief cosmological treatise. In it Aristotle argues that the Earth is a sphere by pointing to the evidence of lunar eclipses. Aristotle also provides a detailed explanation of his theory of 'gravity' arguing that things which contain 'earth' fall towards the centre of the Universe...
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LibriVox recording of Categories, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Categories (Lat. Categoriae, Greek Κατηγορίαι Katēgoriai) is the first of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are collectively known as the Organon. In Categories Aristotle enumerates all the possible kinds of things that can be the subject or the predicate of a proposition. Aristotle places every object of human apprehension under one of ten categories (known to medieval writers as the praedicamenta)....
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox recording of De Anima by Aristotle. Translated by R. D. Hicks. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging and Dedicated Proof-Listener: Guero. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Cover: The Abduction of Proserpine by Alessandro Allori (1535-1607), c. 1570. Scanned by The J. Paul Getty Museum. On the Soul (Ancient Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΨΥΧΗΣ Latin: De Anima) is a major treatise by Aristotle on the nature of living things....
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LibriVox recording of On the Parts of Animals by Aristotle. (Translated by William Ogle.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards On the Parts of Animals (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΖΩΩΝ ΜΟΡΙΩΝ; Latin: De Partibus Animalium) by Aristotle (ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ). The first book asks whether animals were designed or came into existence by chance. The remaining three books focus on particular examples of various animals and the functions of their organs. The translator William Ogle, who was both a...
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LibriVox recording of The Constitution of Athens, by Aristotle, translated by Frederic G. Kenyon. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. The Constitution of Athens (Greek: Ἀθηναίων πολιτεία) was written by Aristotle or his student. The text was lost until discovered in the late 19th century in Egypt. Topics discussed include Solon's legislative reforms abolishing debt slavery and the rise and decline of democracy and tyranny in Athens. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information,...
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LibriVox recording of De Anima, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards. On the Soul (Greek Περὶ Ψυχῆς (Perì Psūchês), Latin De Anima) is a major treatise by Aristotle on the nature of living things. His discussion centres on the kinds of souls possessed by different kinds of living things, distinguished by their different operations. Thus plants have the capacity for nourishment and reproduction, the minimum that must be possessed by any kind of living organism. Lower animals...
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Uncompressed Wave64 version of the LibriVox recording of On the Heavens by Aristotle. Translated by John Leofric Stocks. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: J. M. Smallheer. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Guero. CD Insert: Janette Brown. Painting: Regina Angelorum (The Virgin with Angels) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau c.1900. Recording and Cover by Geoffrey Edwards are in the Public Domain. On the Heavens (Greek: Περί ουρανού, Latin: De Caelo or De Caelo...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz WAV version of the LibriVox recording of Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle. Translated by Thomas Taylor. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta-Coordinator/Cataloging: TriciaG. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Hari. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Cover: The Bather by William-Adolphe Bouguereau 1879. Nicomachean Ethics (Ancient Greek: ΗΘΙΚΩΝ ΝΙΚΟΜΑΧΕΙΩΝ; Latin: Ethica Nicomachea; Alternate Latin: De Moribus ad Nicomachum) discusses topics including pleasure,...
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Uncompressed 16-bit 44.1 kHz Wave version of the LibriVox audiobook recording of Topics by Aristotle. Translated by Octavius Freire Owen. Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards. Meta Coordinator: Bart de Leeuw. Dedicated Proof-Listener: Guero. CD Insert: Scott Carpenter. Painting: Thirst by William-Adolphe Bouguereau c.1886. Recording and Cover by Geoffrey Edwards are in the Public Domain. Topics (Greek: ΤΟΠΙΚΑ  Latin: TOPICA) is the fifth of Aristotle's six texts on logic which are...
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LibriVox recording of Politics, by Aristotle. The Politics , by the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, is one of the most influential texts in political philosophy. In it, Aristotle explores the role that the political community should play in developing the virtue of its citizens. One of his central ideas is that "Man is a political animal," meaning that people can only become virtuous by active participation in the political community. Aristotle also criticizes his teacher Plato,...
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LibriVox recording of Metaphysics, by Aristotle. Translated by John M’Mahon, Read by Geoffrey Edwards. Metaphysics (Ancient Greek: ΜΕΤΑ ΤΑ ΦΥΣΙΚΑ; Latin: METAPHYSICA; English: After the Physics) discusses topics including substance, accident, causation and God. The text was lost in Western Europe during the Dark Ages. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available),...
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24-bit 192 kHz FLAC version of the www.librivox.org recording.  On Colours (USA: On Colors, Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΧΡΩΜΑΤΩΝ, Latin: DE COLORIBUS) may not have been written by Aristotle. Theophrastus or Strato who were the second and third scholarchs of the Lyceum (ΛΥΚΕΙΟΝ) may have been the actual author. Translated by Thomas Loveday & Edward Forster. Read in English for LibriVox by Geoffrey Edwards. Cover Painting: Comtesse d'Haussonville by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1845....
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LibriVox recording of On Generation and Corruption by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards On Generation and Corruption (Ancient Greek: Περὶ γενέσεως καὶ φθορᾶς, Latin: De Generatione et Corruptione, also known as On Coming to Be and Passing Away) is a treatise by Aristotle. Like many of his texts, it is both scientific and philosophic (although not necessarily scientific in the modern sense). The philosophy, though, is essentially empirical; as in all Aristotle's works,...
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LibriVox recording of Opuscula by Aristotle. (Translated by Edward Seymour Forster; Harold Joachim; Launcelot Dowdal; and Thomas Loveday.) Read in English by Geoffrey Edwards Opuscula is a collection of shorter books that may or may not have been written by Aristotle. 1. On Colours 2. On Things Heard 3. Physiognomonics 4. On Plants 5. On Marvellous Things Heard 6. Mechanics 7. On Indivisible Lines 8. The Situations and Names of Winds 9. On Melissus, Xenophanes, and Gorgias  - Summary by...
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LibriVox recording of Physics, by Aristotle. Read by Geoffrey Edwards Physics (Greek: Φυσικὴ ἀκρόασις; Latin: Physica, or Physicae Auscultationes) discusses concepts including: substance, accident, the infinite, causation, motion, time and the Prime Mover. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For...
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