Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Edited by : Manfred Landfester

For the thinkers, artists and scholars of the Renaissance, antiquity was a major source of inspiration; it provided renewed modes of scholarship, led to corrections of received doctrine and proved a wellspring of new achievements in almost every area of human life. The 130 articles in this volume cover not only well known figures of the Renaissance such as Copernicus, Dürer, and Erasmus but also overall themes such as architecture, agriculture, economics, philosophy and philology as well as many others.

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Author(s): Kuhlmann, Peter (Göttingen)
A. Concept and theory The concept of T. encompasses various forms of recoding a text from an original to a target language. Two criteria are of particular importance to the specific design of a T. [24.61–71]: (a) the 'purpose' of the T. in the broadest sense, i.e. the matter of the addressee of the T. and its intended aim; (b) the intended degree of correspondence or 'equivalence' between the T. and the original text [41]. A T. may, for instance, 'literally' imitate the grammatical structure in the target language (so-called morphematic T.: formal grammatical equiva…
Date: 2016-11-24


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Author(s): Gummert, Peter (Halle an der Saale)
A. Concept and principlesT. here refers not to long-distance movements for political or occupational reasons or for reasons of health, morality or religion, but strictly to visits made to other places for reasons of curiosity and exploration. The ancient stimuli to Renaissance concepts of T. came from literary sources on the one hand, and ancient places and archaeological sites that offered destinations on the other. B. Literary sources and architectural monumentsThe main sources in ancient literature were (1) the ten books  De architectura by Vitruvius, a work on architecture…
Date: 2016-11-24