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Roman Translation of Greek Texts
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Abstract

Translation from Greek texts was an integral part of Roman culture from its inception in the 3rd c. BCE well into late antiquity. The Roman literary elite translated less out of dire necessity (given the prevalent bilingualism of the class) than out of a desire to rival the original, giving much Latin translat…

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Richard Armstrong, “Roman Translation of Greek Texts”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 21 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000309>
First published online: 2013



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