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Translations of Antisthenes Or On the Criteria of a Correct Translation

(Original title: Nad prekladmi Antisthena alebo nie je preklad ako preklad)
Filozofia, 69 (2014), 10, 869-882.
Type of work: Review Articles
Publication language: Slovak

The aim of this paper is to compare five different translations of Diogenes Laertiusʼ chapter on Antisthenes and his philosophy. To be more specific, we try to draw a comparison among the translations of one original text, accomplished by Kalaš, Okál, Kolář, Hicks and Σκουτερόπουλος. To begin with, some necessary semantic concepts are explained: truth conditions, informativeness of sentences and differences in meaning. We focus on differences concerning the interpretations of Antisthenes ́ life, his philosophy, and his death.


Antisthenes, Diogenes Laertius, Greek Cynicism, Translation of philosophical text

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