How do you think translations compare of classical works?
I think a perfect example is Alexander Pope's translation of the Iliad versus Robert Fagles' translation of the same. Pope forces the original ancient Greek into rhyming verse which I think detracts from the original story.
The writings are an effort of emotions. Each language has its sway, its weaves and its contours. The translations at best convey the meaning. Classics, for the pleasure of reading should always be read in the language they were written.
by Rev. Akins6 years ago
What translation do you use when you study the Bible? and Why?I often wonder which bible people use when they study scripture. I have used several in my time as a minister and while I was studying to be a minister. But...
by Insane Mundane4 years ago
Here of late, I've run across several people (online & offline) that were spouting that only the King James Version of the Holy Bible contains the absolute truth. Even though the beloved dogma and ancient...
by buckleupdorothy5 years ago
Do you prefer literal translations or translations which put the meaning of the text above the form?Translation is a tricky business of balancing form and content. Which do you think is more important? What are the...
by lucieanne7 years ago
Whenever people quote the bible they always say things like 'Verily I say unto thee' and words that no longer exist in our modern vocabulary. I'm sure Jesus - if he ever said the words at all- didn't use that particular...
by Dan Harmon6 years ago
I've received an email through HP requesting permission to translate a hub into Turkish and post it. I am inclined to grant permission (the hub gets little traffic in any case) if a backlink is provided.Would such...
by Kyou Capps6 years ago
I've been translating a Japanese novel into English for fun but...would I be allowed to post my translations as a hub? Proper credits would go to the author of course.
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