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My EPQ question is "To what extent do translations of classical literature offer an inaccurate portrayal of the original work?", something I thought was quite interesting as I enjoy the literature side of classics. However, I feel like I've really limited myself because I can't analyse all the ancient languages and I can't read the original texts so I feel like I shouldn't be doing this as a topic.
Has anyone got any suggestions on how I could tweak the question a bit to make it easier for me???
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(Original post by lostmyhead_)
My EPQ question is "To what extent do translations of classical literature offer an inaccurate portrayal of the original work?", something I thought was quite interesting as I enjoy the literature side of classics. However, I feel like I've really limited myself because I can't analyse all the ancient languages and I can't read the original texts so I feel like I shouldn't be doing this as a topic.
Has anyone got any suggestions on how I could tweak the question a bit to make it easier for me???
Unless you understand the original versions and the various translations.
The differences between the two, then you cant speak with any surety and so I agree with you. id find something else.

Talk to your teacher.


Which degree are you applyng for?
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Unless you understand the original versions and the various translations.
The differences between the two, then you cant speak with any surety and so I agree with you. id find something else.

Talk to your teacher.


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Do a bit of research and see how many papers have been written on difference in translations. Were differences n translations such a big deal?

I can only think of things like translations of the bible? which had real significance.

One of the reasons to do initial research is to explore a number of possible and see which one is the most promising?
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Do a bit of research and see how many papers have been written on difference in translations. Were differences n translations such a big deal?

I can only think of things like translations of the bible? which had real significance.

One of the reasons to do initial research is to explore a number of possible and see which one is the most promising?
Yeah my initial research spread over a few ancient languages and I came across loads of things about the bible but because it wasnt related to classics i was advised not to do that and only focus on Latin and Greek. I think I’m just going to talk to my teacher about it to change it. Thankyou for your help!!!
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Yeah my initial research spread over a few ancient languages and I came across loads of things about the bible but because it wasnt related to classics i was advised not to do that and only focus on Latin and Greek. I think I’m just going to talk to my teacher about it to change it. Thankyou for your help!!!
I was just giving it as a parallel where it caused wars.

I cant think translations of classical Texts had the same.


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