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Writings of Early Scholars in the Ancient Near East, Egypt, Rome, and Greece : Translating Ancient Scientific Texts
by Annette Imhausen and Tanja Pommerening

Overview - Medicine, astronomy, dealing with numbers ? even the cultures of the pre-modern world offer a rich spectrum of scientific texts. But how are they best translated? Is it sufficient to translate the sources into modern scientific language, and thereby, above all, to identify their deficits?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Medicine, astronomy, dealing with numbers ? even the cultures of the pre-modern world offer a rich spectrum of scientific texts. But how are they best translated? Is it sufficient to translate the sources into modern scientific language, and thereby, above all, to identify their deficits? Or would it be better to adopt the perspective of the sources themselves, strange as they are, only for them not to be properly understood by modern readers? Renowned representatives of various disciplines and traditions present a controversial and constructive discussion of these problems."


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  • ISBN-13: 9783110229929
  • ISBN-10: 3110229927
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • Publish Date: November 2010
  • Page Count: 436
  • Reading Level: Ages 22-22

Series: Beitrage Zur Altertumskunde #126

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Books > History > Ancient - Egypt
Books > History > Ancient - Greece
Books > Literary Criticism > Ancient and Classical

 
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