This seems to me to reprise that debate
about whether or not the interventions of modern editors in a text
are ontologically different from the interventions of copyists or
On 06/11/13 19:07, Marjorie Burghart wrote:
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From a philological point of view, it would be mistaken
indeed. We sometimes consider an "early translation" a
witness, because it may happen that such a translation is the
only remaining trace of a text or of a branch of the
tradition. But a modern translation is of course a totally
different kettle of fish.