n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - Curtius Rufus: Histories of Alexander the Great Book 10. Clarendon Ancient History Series, J.E. Atkinson : book review

Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0065-1141
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I would like to begin my review of this book with Yardley's translation, and then turn to Atkinson's introduction and commentary. The Yardley translation is exact, idiomatic and literary. A good test of the interpreter's art of translation is offered by such rhetorical passages as, for example, Alexander's speech addressed to the mutinous soldiers in Opis (2.15-29), and successively to the Iranian units (3.7-14). The interpretation as regards semantics, phraseology and rhetorical embellishments is well done.

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