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Renaissance, Translation
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This article discusses the development of Renaissance translation in the light of Renaissance humanism, and shows examples of the influences of Greek language, through translation, on neo-Latin and the early modern vernaculars.

1. Introduction

It may be argued that the Calabrese Leonzio Pilato’s Latin versions of the Iliad and the Odyssey mark the beginning of Renaissance translation from Greek into Latin, both be…

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Marianne Pade, “Renaissance, Translation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000398>
First published online: 2013

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