New PDF release: Aristophanes' Acharnians

By S. Douglas Olson

ISBN-10: 0199275866

ISBN-13: 9780199275861

Aristophanes' Acharnians was once played on the Lenaia pageant in Athens in 425 BCE. The play is the tale of an outdated peasant farmer, Dikaiopolis, who has grown so disgusted with the Peloponnesian struggle and the patent self-serving of the city's best politicians (abetted via the stupidity of his fellow-citizens) that he concludes a separate peace with the enemy. for that reason, he profits entry to a tremendous provide of fantastic issues, together with wine, eels, thrushes, and 2 attractive and compliant girls. even if he's a traitor and a villain, or just the cleverest and so much bold guy within the urban, is an issue of intensive debate in the play. Acharnians itself, at any price, took first position and is mostly considered as one among Aristophanes' or 3 such a lot wonderful surviving comedies. Olson bargains the 1st whole new scholarly variation of the play in virtually a century. The textual content and equipment are according to a clean exam of the papyri and manuscripts, a lot of that have by no means been studied systematically, and are supported by way of a brand new manuscript stemma. The advent comprises sections at the poet himself; the ancient atmosphere and political argument of the play; the mythological and literary history; department of elements, costumes, and props; staging; using dialects; and the heritage of the textual content. The statement covers a variety of literary, ancient, and philological concerns, with specific cognizance to staging and info of daily life. All Greek within the creation and statement now not pointed out for technical purposes is translated, making a lot of the version available to basic scholarly readers.

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TorVergata_Beckett_XP8_TorVergata_Beckett 19/10/09 09:17 Pagina 40 40 Self-Translation, and the Genesis of Beckett’s Writing to be considered correct. This seems to be an obvious point, until one starts seeing the mistakes that invariably seep into even the best of published translations. A second important point is the one connected with ageing. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single text, in possession of good literary fame (and translation), must be in want of an update. At least every few decades.

62). This sentence works as a commentary on a passage that has been omitted, therefore alluding to how the relationship between the two texts is under the author’s control. Camier’s words comment on the absence of Dante while reinforcing the presence of the author, who at once institutes and disobeys a prohibition. The prohibition is phrased in terms of “price”, which can be read as a further allusion to the notion of the alleged added value that the presence of an auctoritas gives to the text.

M. Sebellin. Bilingualism and Bi-textuality 41 depositato nella lingua di origine, ma alla sua poetica, che avrebbe potuto dare origine (e di fatto la dà) a un altro testo che ne rappresenti la realizzazione inedita in altra lingua. (Eco 1996, p. ] In this sense, the author’s self-translation can be considered as a variation of the original text, its development, its update. From this point of view, the translated text not only ceases to be secondary or derivative, but it becomes the more authoritative as it is the most recent, the latest version.

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