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Greek Philosophy, Translation
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This article focuses on Greek philosophy and the theory rather than the history of translation. It begins with the ideal of ‘saying the same thing’ in the target language as the original says in the source language. The complexity of this ideal at the semantic (lexical and syntactical) and pragmatic (illocutionary) levels is illuminat…

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Kurt Lampe, “Greek Philosophy, Translation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 26 November 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000395>
First published online: 2013

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