Greek Philosophy, Translation
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This article focuses on Greek philosophy and the theory rather than the history of translation. It begins with the ideal of ‘saying the same thing’ in the target language as the original says in the source language. The complexity of this ideal at the semantic (lexical and syntactical) and pragmatic (illocutionary) levels is il…

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Kurt Lampe, “Greek Philosophy, Translation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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