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Dialogic education and the problematics of translation in Homer and Greek tragedy

Parker, Jan (2001). Dialogic education and the problematics of translation in Homer and Greek tragedy. Studies in Classics Number, 17. Edwin Mellen Press.

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Abstract

This book opens up a new way of reading classical literary texts, appropriate both to the needs and competencies of today’s university students and also, it is argued, to the classic texts themselves. The texts’ rich linguistic fabric is constructed out of the play of issues and character, of action and of evaluation; a play that is quickly lost in translation. The solution offered is not the traditional one of ever more intensive language teaching. Rather, the book argues for the provision of texts glossed with key words to enable students to create engaged, critical readings for themselves: to read through rather than in translation.
This book opens up a new way of reading classical literary texts, appropriate both to the needs and competencies of today’s university students and also, it is argued, to the classic texts themselves. The texts’ rich linguistic fabric is constructed out of the play of issues and character, of action and of evaluation; a play that is quickly lost in translation. The solution offered is not the traditional one of ever more intensive language teaching. Rather, the book argues for the provision of texts glossed with key words to enable students to create engaged, critical readings for themselves: to read through rather than in translation.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-7734-7401-3, 978-0-7734-7401-7
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 901
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 18 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:45
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/901
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