Tuesday, October 14, 2014



J. Enoch Powell (1912-1998), "Notes on Herodotus," Classical Quarterly 29 (1935) 72-82 (at 72):
A translator, being obliged by the nature of his task to attend to every single successive phrase of his author, however plain the meaning may seem, and to consider the intelligibility of what he renders to the uninitiated, sometimes discovers points of real difficulty which have escaped even the most thorough commentators, or arrives at fresh solutions of old problems.

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