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About Ancient Translation

Post by Barry Hofstetter » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:15 pm

Quite a fun article on ancient translation.
Cicero is (arguably) the best Latin prose stylist, and Plato (arguably) the best Greek prose stylist. I would read a Ciceronian translation of Plato even if the work itself were a book-length description of a geometry teacher’s acid trip. Which is pretty much how the Timaeus reads.
https://medium.com/in-medias-res/readin ... 9c0e70a8de
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