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concerning the translation of pyre

Postby Timotheus » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:12 am

in translation would I add the word funeral or just leave it as pyre? :?:
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Postby Eureka » Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:47 am

Homer describes the pyres "burning", so it must be considered to be a physical object, rather than an event.
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Postby Timotheus » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:00 am

in other words... a way in which to dispose of the dead.

so just PYRE.

right :?
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Postby Eureka » Wed Apr 06, 2005 4:15 am

yep. :)
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Postby Bardo de Saldo » Thu Apr 07, 2005 9:53 pm

Hey, ΤΙΜΟΘΕΥΣ.

It depends on the context and the intended audience, is my opinion. Amongst hellenists, pyre should suffice. For the masses (don't push!), adding funerary as an adjective of pyre (instead of adding a phrase such as 'for the funeral') would be a generous touch.
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Postby Eureka » Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:20 am

Bardo de Saldo wrote:It depends on the context and the intended audience, is my opinion. Amongst hellenists, pyre should suffice. For the masses (don't push!), adding funerary as an adjective of pyre (instead of adding a phrase such as 'for the funeral') would be a generous touch.

Yes, funeral pyres, definitely. Otherwise the readers might just assume that the Achaeans were very fond of Guy Fawkes’ night.

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Postby Timotheus » Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:26 am

and just like you Eureka, funeral in Italics :?:
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