[B-Greek] Translation from English into Greek and Latin
cwconrad2 at mac.com
Mon Dec 13 17:01:51 EST 2010
Another blog entry, this one at: http://laudatortemporisacti.blogspot.com/2010/12/translation-from-english-into-greek-and.html
A citation from one of my favorite Classicists, Gilbert Murray. It's on why translation from English into Greek and Latin is good
for the soul -- er -- mind: how it helps one grasp the syntactic structures of idiomatic Greek (or Latin).
Not every one's cup of tea, I know, but it did more to help me become proficient in the ancient languages than exercises translating texts from ancient languages into English.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (ret)
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