Translation Studies

Alexandra Lianeri

in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199286140
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Classics and Ancient History

Translation Studies


The decision to study Greece, to find it important, is on every occasion a decision to express oneself in a certain way. This is something illustrated by one activity which is so central to Hellenic studies that it can seem commonplace: translation. As this article notes, to see the need for translation is to recognize difference and distance, but at the same time to seek a means of making Greek culture our own. Translation approaches Greek rhetoric by mediating its survival in the shape of tradition and memory.

Keywords: Hellenic studies; translation; Greek culture; Greek rhetoric

Article.  4998 words. 

Subjects: Classical Studies ; Classical Reception

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