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Navigating the Realms of Gold: Translation as Access Route to the Classics

Edith Hall

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classics as subject-area and a constituent of the curriculum stands in urgent need of redefining its role, now that so many courses are taught primarily, or indeed exclusively, through the medium of ... More


‘An Agreeable Innovation’: Play and Translation

J. Michael Walton

in Translation and the Classic: Identity as Change in the History of Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199288076
eISBN:
9780191713439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288076.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the individual nature of translation of a dramatic piece, especially one aimed at emphasising the performative nature of the original. The history of translating classical ... More


Faithful Renderings: Jewish-Christian Difference and the Politics of Translation

Naomi Seidman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226745053
eISBN:
9780226745077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226745077.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book reads translation history through the lens of Jewish–Christian difference, which, conversely, it views as an effect of translation. Subjecting translation to a theological-political ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Evans

in The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter introduces the book. It offers an overview of Davis’s career as a writer and as a translator before putting forward the main argument of the book that translation is central to ... More


The East-Syriac Reception of Evagrius’s <i>Gnostic Chapters</i>

Jason Scully

in Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198803584
eISBN:
9780191842009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803584.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The first chapter demonstrates that even though Isaac quotes Evagrius throughout much of his writing, Isaac does not adopt Evagrius’s eschatological framework. In order to reach this conclusion, this ... More


Virgil and his Translators

Susanna Braund and Zara Martirosova Torlone (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810810
eISBN:
9780191847950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810810.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This is the only volume of its kind that addresses the long and complicated history of translations of Virgil, whose poems were at the centre of the educational curriculum and the wider culture of ... More


Iceland’s Milton: On Jón Þorláksson’s Translation of

Ástráður Eysteinsson

in Milton in Translation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198754824
eISBN:
9780191819841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754824.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, European Literature

Milton’s presence in Icelandic letters is largely limited to Jón Þorláksson’s translation of Paradise Lost, the first books of which were published in 1794–6. This translation is arguably one of the ... More


The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume Two: The Reader-Writer

Warren Boutcher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198739661
eISBN:
9780191831126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739661.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This major two-volume study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of Montaigne’s Essais and their fortunes in early modern Europe and the modern Western university. Volume 1 focuses on contexts from ... More


The School of Montaigne in Early Modern Europe: Volume One: The Patron Author

Warren Boutcher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198123743
eISBN:
9780191829437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198123743.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This major two-volume study offers an interdisciplinary analysis of Montaigne’s Essais and their fortunes in early modern Europe and the modern Western university. Volume 1 focuses on contexts from ... More


The Debate over Prophetic Evidence for the Authority of the Bible in Cotton Mather’s Biblia Americana

Jan Stievermann

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the colonial origins of the ongoing debates in American Protestantism over prophetic evidence. It examines Cotton Mather’s notes on the book of Isaiah from his hitherto ... More


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