Talk:Kojiki (Horne)

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Candidate for renaming[edit]

The chapter numbering of the text as orignally uploaded does not follow Chamberlain's chaptering-sectioning scheme, even though the contributor user: says in comment that he took the text from (which does conform with Chamberlain's). Rather, it follows the "Part I" etc. partioning as found in: Chamberlain, Sir Basil Hall (1917). "The Kojiki, or Records of Ancient matters". In Horne, Charles Francis. The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East: With an Historical Survey and Descriptions 13. Parke. pp. 8–61. .

The point is I find this wikisource cumbersome to use when quoting Chamberlain. For example, "I.IX The Land of Hades" in the 1882 edition is renumbered as "2.1 The Land of Hades". This transcript is only partially completed, but rather than to complete this project using the non-Chamberlain chaptering scheme, it might be better to rename (move) this one to wiki/Kojiki/Horne (or something like it), and transcribe Chamberlain's edition with the full footnote apparatus afresh here. --Kiyoweap (talk) 07:31, 9 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The present transcript (I'm going to call it Horne's) has large pieces missing from the original work. Chamberlain's original section "I.IV Courtship .." contains a passage where the two deities engage in discourse about the sexual act, and Chamberlain renders all of that in Latin. Actually Horne's version clearly footnotes that this portion has been excized: "This passage has been abbreviated in translation. Its sexual description is full and flatly physical." but the present transcript makes no mention that such an omission has been made. Because Chamberlain's Section "IV. Courtship" would be a mere 1 sentence long after eliminating the Latin part, Horne decided to combine the contents of the next section "V. Birth of the Eight Islands" into it. --Kiyoweap (talk) 07:45, 9 February 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]