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Drama Translation
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Translation of any literature from ancient Greek into English presents considerable problems dictated by the distance in time as well as variations in cultural, theological, and moral beliefs. When it comes to the extant plays of the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, and the comedies of Aristophanes and Menander, such concerns are magnified by the fact that all the plays were originally create…

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J. Michael Walton, “Drama Translation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000114>
First published online: 2013

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