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Renaissance, Translation

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Author(s): Marianne Pade
Abstract 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 because of what they are and because of the reactions they caused. Commissioned by Francesco Petrarca and Giovanni Boccaccio shortly after the middle of the …
Date: 2014-01-22