“In order to translate perfectly from the classics into a modern language, the translator would have…”
“In order to translate perfectly from the classics into a modern language, the translator would have…”

Date

source

share

“In order to translate perfectly from the classics into a modern language, the translator would have to be so expert in his language that, if need be, he could make everything modern; but at the same time he would have to understand antiquity so well that he would be able not just to imitate it but, if necessary, re-create it.”

Friedrich Schlegel, Athenaeum Fragments

Originally appeared on Philosophy Bits Read More

More
articles

More
news

HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023

HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023

IT'S BACK -The world's largest philosophy and music festival HowTheLightGetsIn returns to Hay 26-29th May. With over 300 events, expect...