(2007). Lost in Translation? The problem of (Aristophanic) humour.
In: Hardwick, Lorna and Stray, Christopher eds.
A Companion to Classical Receptions.
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World.
Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 168–182.
This chapter considers the difficulties thrown up by translating Aristophanic humour in a discussion that takes as its starting point perspectives from the realm of both humour theory and translation studies. The focus on translations of Aristophanic plays throws up a range of pertinent issues concerning not just linguistic but also cultural transfer and provides a corpus of texts from which it is possible to discern the practical ways in which translators tackle the problem of humour.
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