Translating Antiquity: Intertextuality, Anachronism, and Archaism

Deborah H. Roberts

in Classical Constructions

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780199218035
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191711534 | DOI:
Translating Antiquity: Intertextuality, Anachronism, and Archaism

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This chapter examines intertextuality, anachronism, and archaism in translations. It considers some of the particular problems or issues that arise in archaizing translation of classical texts and then asks whether a return to some form of archaizing as a feature of Venuti’s foreignizing seems likely to emerge. The chapter concludes by returning to anachronistic quotation, paradoxically employed in the service of a mode of archaism.

Keywords: translations; intertextuality; anachronism; archaism

Chapter.  8514 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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