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Greek Historiography, Translation
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This article explores the governing tensions in translations of Greek historiography since the Renaissance. In particular, it looks at the way translators have attempted to produce translations which engage with the literary art and political force of the originals and the strategies employed to achieve those goals.

1. Introductory Remarks

In Ancient Greek, the word historίa means ‘enquiry’ of a particular subject, fr…

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Benjamin Early, “Greek Historiography, Translation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000386>
First published online: 2013

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