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Translating Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome

Methodological Aspects with Examples

Ed. by Imhausen, Annette / Pommerening, Tanja

Series:Beiträge zur Altertumskunde 344

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    November 2016
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    Aims and Scope

    Ancient cultures have left written evidence of a variety of scientific texts. But how can/should they be translated? Is it possible to use modern concepts (and terminology) in their translation and which consequences result from this practice? Scholars of various disciplines discuss the practice of translating ancient scientific texts and present examples of these texts and their translations.


    x, 584 pages
    32 Fig.
    English, German
    Type of Publication:
    Science of translation; premodern scientific texts

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    Annette Imhausen, Universität Frankfurt; Tanja Pommerening, Universität Mainz, Germany.


    "An excellent index [...] The volume itself is exceedingly well presented [...] In summary, Imhausen and Pommerening and the other contributing authors [...] have created a book that deserves to be on the desk of anyone working in the field of translating ancient texts—not merely texts on astronomy/astrology, arithmetic, or medicine."
    Jan P. Stronk in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2018.03.03

    "Die für ein Allgemeinpublikum angelegten Beiträge erweisen sich als ebenso leicht lesbar wie informativ. Der Nichtfachmann wird gut an die Thematiken herangeführt und mit den Problemen vertraut gemacht."
    Stefan Bojowald in:

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