Thoughts on translation, part 2

“ό τι καλόν φίλον αεί.”Bacchae 881, 901 I’ve read this line from Euripides’ Bacchae translated into English three very different ways: Gregory Nagy: “Whatever is beautiful is near and dear forever.”Emily Wilson: “We always want the best.”Robin Robertson: “Honor is everything.” If you know the Greek words, Wilson’s and Robertson’s translations can seem out there,Continue reading “Thoughts on translation, part 2”