Translation Criticism in Ancient Rome. Aulus Gellius, Attic Nights

Katarzyna Ochman


We owe many aspects of Western culture to the Greeks; yet it was the Romans
who took the fi rst steps in the fi eld of translation. This article presents a selection of
characteristics of translation methods used by the Ancients and, more particularly, their
broad understanding of translation as exemplifi ed by Aulus Gellius, Roman writer of
the second century CE.

Słowa kluczowe: antiquity, translation criticism, translation in ancient Rome, imitatio, aemulatio, Cicero, Horace, Quintilian, Aulus Gellius

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